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How To Get Higher On Transplant List Kidney
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
Find a center: First you must be evaluated by a transplant center. A referral can be made by your primary doctor or hepatologist. You could also contact them directly. There they will determine if you actually need one and if you qualify medically. You must be sick enough to need a new liver but healthy enough to survive the surgery. ...Read more
Lots of steps: There are lots of steps that are summarized very nicely on this website: http://www.Transplantliving.Org/before-the-transplant/getting-on-the-list/. Basically, you have to have a thorough evaluation to make sure you are a suitable candidate. This involves visits with multiple doctors and often several procedures or tests. Often, if you have other health conditions, these are treated beforehand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UNOS: You should seek and make an appt to see a transplant center ASAP. For a young person as your self transplant is the best option. Depending on your state and blood type wait times can vary. Remember you can listed in more than one state and more than one center. You just have to pick a primary center. Do your home work. UNOS is the body that regulates transplant in USA. http://www.unos.org ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you can have heart, kidney, lung and liver (the list goes on) transplants, is it possible to transplant limbs?
Limb transplants: Yes. It is possible to do limb transplants. ...Read more
First an evaluation: Call one of the local transplant centers in your location and make an appointment to be evaluated. You can contact the american society of transplant surgeons for a center in your area. Not every diabetic is a good candidate for the procedure and you will need careful evaluation and discussion of benefits and risks. ...Read more
Starting dialysis : The need for dialysis is not easily quantified by how much kidney failure you have, other than none. That is because of the multiple kinds of damage a kidney can have, and also on other illnesses you may have, like heart disease, the kind of diet you eat, and even your goal for dialysis (buying time or getting back to work). In general though, kidney function below about 5 ml per minute is a limit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many years: Most people with kidney failure don't die of it but rather associated conditions the first being cardiovascular disease and second infections. One can be maintained on dialysis for many years and transplantation has great success plus the progression can be delayed by medication and diet. ...Read more
By MELD score: Priority for organ allocation to patients on liver transplant waiting list is determined by meld (model for end-stage liver disease) score, which is obtained by entering 3 of the patients' lab values (creatinine, bilirubin, and prothrombin time) into a formula. The higher the meld score the patient has, the "higher" the patients is on the list. Length of time on wait list doesn't count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're on the liver transplant list for liver failure what are the chances you can recover by your self?
Heart Transplant: First discuss with your cardiologist to discuss your options. If your cardiologist thinks that you would benefit from a transplant the she, or he should refer you to a transplant center for further evaluation. At the transplant center you would be evaluated further and seen by cardiologists and surgeons so that your risk would be evaluated and your could be put on a list. ...Read more
If a kidney transplant fails after 3 years, can the patient go back to dialysis to stay alive? Do the immunosuppressant medications need to be cont?
No: The sole purpose for the immunosuppression is to keep the body from rejecting the graft and thus there is no reason to keep taking it if the transplant is no longer functioning. Yes you will need to get dialysis while waiting for another transplant. Best to check with your nephrologist to see if there may still be some residual function in the transplant before you stop the IS drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stent procedure - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?
Varies: If you have not had a lot of complications and the stent procedure is elective, you may not even need to stay in the hospital. It is not uncommon to stay a day though. You can usually work right away, but it depends on whether you develop any pain, which will vary person to person. ...Read more
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
Can it make sense for someone to have pancreatitis and be on the waiting list for a liver transplant?
Pancreatitis ; liver: Yes, you can definitely develop pancreatitis while suffering from end stage liver disease. It is dangerous to have these conditions together, especially if the pancreatitis is severe or the degree of liver failure is significant. Liver transplant is usually the ultimate treatment but cannot be performed during an episode of acute pancreatitis until it has begun to resolve. ...Read more
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
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