News related to Zortress (Everolimus) and/or conditions it is approved for
FDA OKs New Kids' Dose of Cancer Drug
Source: MedPage Today Product Alert [2012.08.30]
WASHINGTON -- The FDA has approved a pediatric dosage of the cancer drug everolimus (Afinitor Disperz) for the treatment of a rare brain tumor.
Robotic Kidney Transplants May Be Best Option For Obese Patients
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.05.17]
Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional "open" transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants...
Disparities In Kidney Transplants For African-Americans
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.05.10]
While the percentage of kidney transplants involving live donors has remained stable for other minority populations, African Americans have seen a decline in live donors even as more of them receive kidney transplants, according to a study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Those findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego...
Combined Liver-Kidney Transplantation May Benefit Some Patients With Complicated Childhood Polycystic Kidney Disease
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.04.30]
A collaborative team of physician-scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute has developed a new evidence-based, clinical algorithm to help physicians treat complex patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). Their invited manuscript, written by Grzegorz Telega, M.D...
Lab-Grown Kidney Transplanted Into Rats Produces Urine
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.04.15]
US scientists have grown kidneys that produce rudimentary urine in the lab and also after being transplanted into rats. They hope to refine the approach so one day it is possible to grow human kidneys in the lab that work as well as donor kidneys in transplant patients but without the need for them to take drugs to suppress their immune system...
Tool Created To Help Patients Decide Whether To Take A Kidney Transplant Immediately Or Wait For A Better One
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2013.04.12]
Johns Hopkins scientists have created a free, Web-based tool to help patients decide whether it's best to accept an immediately available, but less-than-ideal deceased donor kidney for transplant, or wait for a healthier one in the future...