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Doctor insights on: Anti Rejection Drugs For Kidney Transplant

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

How much time does it take to die after going off of kidney transplant anti- rejection meds?

Hard to say.: Immunosuppression medications are necessary to prevent the body from attacking the transplanted kidney. If the medications are stopped, the body begins to attack (reject) the organ and the kidney will eventually fail. Once this happens, dialysis will need to be started. Many factors affect the rate at which the body attacks the kidney, making an exact answer to your question difficult. ...Read more

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I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

I have had a kidney transplant 14 years ago what are the chances of getting off some anti rejection pills?

This is a discussion: You will need to have with your specialist as there are multiple variables which contribute to the necessity to remain on immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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Can acute kidney transplant rejection be fixed? Need expert opinions!

Can acute kidney transplant rejection be fixed? Need expert opinions!

Usually: In more than 90% of the cases, acute rejection of transplanted kidney can be treated but it depends on the severity of rejection as well as how promptly the rejection is diagnosed. Mild rejection usually responds to intravenous steroids whereas severe rejections will require more potent drugs such as thymoglobulin. For antibody-mediated rejections, one needs treatment called plasmapheresis. ...Read more

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My daughter had a kidney transplant 3 yrs ago, now in rejection, Is a 2nd transplant an option?

Yes, ...: Getting a second kidney transplant is an option after failing to "permanently" retaining the first one. However, the contributing factors to decide if she is suitable for a second one should be scrutinized harder than before in terms of her general mental / physical health, other medical co- morbidity, her coping will. So, work closely with the doc to assess the balance between needs & possibility ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 4 weeks ago. My creatine post transplant was 0.5. Since then it has steadily risen to 1.0. Is this a sign of rejection?

I had a kidney transplant 4 weeks ago. My creatine post transplant was 0.5. Since then it has steadily risen to 1.0. Is this a sign of rejection?

Kid TRANSPLANT FX: You received a single adult kidney and single kidneys provide 50 percent of the creatinine clearance that two healthy kidneys provide. In a 56 yo person a normal serum creatinine value would be 0.9-1.1, depending upon muscle mass. Your earlier creatinine value reflected hyper-hydration, which is usual post-transplant from IV fluids. The rise of creatinine to 1.0 is equilibration, not rejection. ...Read more

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What if i forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? anti-rejections for kidney transplant

What  if i forgot to take my moring dosage but took it right away after 8 hrs is that fine? anti-rejections for kidney transplant

Important: Remember, it is of the greatest importance that you try to take your immunosuppressant medications in a timely fashion. It's administered that way so that your blood levels are appropriate to protect the transplant and minimize adverse effects of too high a drug level. Please review this with your transplant nephrologist to have a plan for issues like this in the future. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What to do if heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Be careful: Unfortunately, the medicines that keep the transplanted heart working have significant side effects, like renal failure. Your dosages and levels need to be monitored very carefully by your medical team. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

What do you advise for heart transplant anti rejection meds= kidney disease /failure?

Transplant: Heart transplant management is a very specialized area and specific recommendations to a particular patient are necessary. The patient should be followed by the transplant team who knows the details of the specific patient. Making blanket recommendations in a place like this isn't a good idea ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more