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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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My Boyfriend is experiencing full body convulsions. He had a kidney transplant about 4 years ago . Wondering if this is a side effect?

My Boyfriend is experiencing  full body convulsions. He had a kidney transplant about 4 years ago .  Wondering if this is a side effect?

Kidney transplant : Are seizures a side effect of kidney transplant 4 years ago. ANS: no if he is seizing now call 911. If new onset consider kidneys stopped working, brain infections related to immunosuppression or bad high blood pressure-perhaps due to blockage of artery to transplanted kidney. Specialize in this and available for 2nd opinion now. ...Read more

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I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?

I'm a Male and undergone Kidney Transplant patient 2 years back, me and my wife trying to conceive and worried about the side effects of the medicine?

Proceed with plan...: Congratulate for surviving well through successful kidney transplant and come to run another hurdle of life - procreation. To move on, everyone has to face and accept the available truth and facts of life so to proceed with plan to materialize your wish for m=baby-making since their is no way to avoid who and what you are. More? Ask your kidney-transplanting doctor and nephrologist. Best wish... ...Read more

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A guy i know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?

A guy i know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?

Organ Transplants: Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. ...Read more

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What method is a kidney transplant done?

What method is a kidney transplant done?

Kidney removed from: Donor, either living related or cadaver. This kidney is perfused with ice cold saline ; implanted into recipient. Transplanted kidney is most commonly placed in low right abdomen with blood vessels anastomosed to recipient's iliac artery ; vein. Donor ureter then implanted into recipient's bladder. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Will it hurt to give a kidney transplant?

Kidney donation: To give your kidney you will undergo major surgery and pain will be involved. You need to be a very healthy person to donate your kidney to someone. ...Read more

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Can i receive my kidney transplant early?

Well if they have : One to give you. Ask your transplant surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read more

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To what extent does a kidney transplant cost?

A lot: Hopefully covered by insurance. However is cheaper in long run than permanent dialysis. There is cost of initial tissue typing ; same for proposed donors. Cost of donor kidney harvesting, whether live or cadaveric. Then cost of transplant surgery ; post-operative hospital care. ; medications (about $100k). Cheaper 2b done in turkey (about $20, 000) india or thailand where they cater to foreigners. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my kidney transplant will work?

Excellent: Especially if you receive living related donor kidney with an excellent tissue match. Prognosis is still good with well matched cadaveric kidney. Good luck. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Purpose of Renal Tx: When a person has renal failure, it is not just one kidney but both kidneys that have inadequate function. Therefore, a new kidney is needed to assume enough kidney function so that excess electrolytes (potassium, phosphorus) and fluids can be excreted. ...Read more

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What are some diseases where you need a kidney transplant?

What are some diseases where you need a kidney transplant?

End stage kidney: Failure from polycystic kidney disease, bilateral reflux nephropathy, bilateral stone disease, end-stage pyelonephritis, end-stage glomerulonephritis, berger's disease, fabry's disease, bilateral kidney dysplasia, bilateral renal cell cancer or wilm's tumors in children. ...Read more

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What procedures should I follow after my kidney transplant?

What procedures should I follow after my kidney transplant?

Ask your txp center: Beginning even before the txp, patients are given advice about diet, activity, follow-up care, medications etc. But it is hard to remember these complicated guidelines. Most important is to call your transplant coordinator with questions, and to ask at your follow-up appointments. To avoid forgetting, write them down! and always keep an up-to-date list of medications with you. ...Read more

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I've had kidney transplant can I take 1ml of test a fortnight?

You have me stumped: I have no idea what test is. However, as with all transplant patients I would defer to your nephrologist for advice. ...Read more

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How is permanent disability terminated after kidney transplant?

How is permanent disability terminated after kidney transplant?

Depends on location: You need to discuss this with the social service department at your local transplant center. There are specific requirements depending on your location. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

Renal failure: Any disease that lead to kidney failure which means the glomerular filtration rate drops under 60 and high blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Patient may start dialysis first and then be a candidate for transplant. In adults diabetics are the main patients with renal failure. Long term hypertension cause serious damage to the kidney too. There are acquired and inherited kidney disease too. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my brother and I are matches for kidney transplant?

How do I tell if my brother and I are matches for kidney transplant?

Blood testing: You and your brother must give a blood sample to your tissue typing laboratory who will do ABO blood typing and hla tissue typing. They will then incubate the donor's white blood cells with the recipient's serum to see if they react. This is called a crossmatch and is like a practice transplant. ...Read more

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If a person had acute kidney trouble, would getting a kidney transplant be advisable?

If a person had acute kidney trouble, would getting a kidney transplant be advisable?

No: Acute kidney trouble is generally correctable- depends on the cause. Rarely, if it is permanent then transplant can be considered. ...Read more

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How can a kidney transplant effect the donor?

How can  a kidney transplant effect the donor?

Unos.org: Please see this link for more detailed information. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do martial arts after a kidney transplant?

Depends: Given the new kidney is placed superficially, we recommend against contact sports. If you do martial arts for fitness without contact, it will be ok. ...Read more

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What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

What is high creatinine level after a kidney transplant?

No precise answer: The creatinine test is a surrogate for the more precise measurement of kidney function called gfr--glomerular filtration rate. The creatinine can vary based on donor and recipient gender, age and size, as well as some medical conditions most recipients with very good kidney function have a GFR between 40-70 cc/min and a serum creatinine between 1-2 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of somebody with a kidney transplant?

Better than without: People with a working kidney on average live much longer than those on dialysis. The younger the patient, the bigger the benefit. A 60 yr old patient with a transplant will live an average of 9 yrs vs. 3 yrs without. A 30 yr old patient will gain 20+ yrs compared to dialysis. A kidney transplant also vastly improves the person's quality of life. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take melatonin if I have a kidney transplant?

Yes: There is no reported problem with melatonin use and kidney transplant. However, moderation is the key. Never use high dose of such medications to avoid being the test case! ...Read more

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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