Navigation Links
Kidney Transplant Patients at Risk of Narrowed Arteries
Date:4/14/2011

THURSDAY, April 14 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney transplant patients whose immune systems produce antibodies that target the new organ can develop accelerated narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the kidney, which may lead to organ rejection.

That's the finding of a study by researchers in France who examined kidney biopsies from 99 kidney transplant patients -- 40 with antibodies targeting their new kidney and 59 without the antibodies.

Significant progression of arteriosclerosis in kidney arteries during the three to 12 months after transplant occurred in the antibody-positive patients, but not in the antibody-negative patients. The rate of artery narrowing, or arteriosclerosis, in the antibody-negative patients was about one-third that seen in the antibody-positive patients.

The rate of arteriosclerosis in the antibody-positive patients was much worse than expected and translated into about 28 years of "aging" of the new kidney in the first year after transplantation, the researchers said in an American Society of Nephrology news release.

"This accelerated arteriosclerosis can now be seen to form part of the rejection process, and it will probably be found to contribute to the ultimate decline of kidney function," said study author Dr. Gary Hill, of the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris.

The study appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

The findings highlight the importance of arteriosclerosis following a kidney transplant, the researchers said.

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplant.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, news release, April 14, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Statins may protect against kidney complications following elective surgery
2. Scarring of Transplanted Kidneys Less of a Problem Today
3. New Tests Could Spot Which Kidney Patients Will Do the Worst
4. Long-term study shows that kidney transplants are faring better than previously reported
5. Results show benefits in using acute kidney injury criteria in the diagnosis of cirrhosis
6. UT Southwestern research advances fight against kidney cancer
7. Study examines whether lower blood pressure reduces kidney disease progression
8. Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients May Ease Restless Legs Syndrome
9. Survival matching should be used to allocate donated kidneys to transplant recipients
10. HIV Infection Passed Via Donated Kidney: U.S. Report
11. Study Questions Tests Used to Spot Heart Risks in Kidney Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Today, ... Biscom Document Router (BDR), the first IoT device from Biscom designed to deliver ... Biscom will debut BDR at HIMSS17 and will be conducting demonstrations ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital celebrated a major ... ceremony on Friday marked the halfway point of construction and lifting of the final ... will serve as a center for innovation aimed at finding new discoveries and treatments ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... Braun Industries will be participating ... Exposition, the event will take place February 23-25, 2017 at the Calvin L. Rampton ... Booth #909 with three new ambulances on display. , “JEMS is ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... Massachusetts (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 , ... ... the leading source of disruptive innovation in the industry, according to the recent ... Reports are based on surveys of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council, a qualified ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... , ... February 18, 2017 , ... ... provides the latest information and contact points to easily connect elderly veterans of ... assisted living, and elder-care funding. It also conveys material on this year's increase ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/20/2017)... 20, 2017 This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada ... , Asia-Pacific , and Rest of ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ... is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... , February 20, 2017 The ... available on AskLinkerReports.com is a comprehensive analysis of the PSA ... Oxygen Concentrators to definition, classification, application, and industry chain overview ... feasibility analysis, new project SWOT analysis, and investment return analysis ... ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... , Feb. 20, 2017   Orion Health ... Amadeus precision medicine platform to the Amazon ... manages over 110 million patient records globally. ... cloud-based, big data solutions built on modern, scalable technology," ... and Life Sciences. "The AWS Cloud gives healthcare companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: