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Kidney function at 18% ---- will i need dialysis or transplant?

Kidney function at 18% ----  will i need dialysis or transplant?

Quite possibly: Best to discuss with a nephrologist. You are close to a world class kidney dialysis & transplant center at maine medical center in portland. Long term prognosis is best with a transplant rather than dialysis. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Double lung trabsplant kidney and lung failure is it terminal?

Double lung trabsplant kidney and lung failure is it terminal?

Unknown: It sounds like you a reporting lung failure after a double-lung transplant? Lung failure (or respiratory failure as commonly known in the field) can have many causes, some reversible, some not. Check with your doctor about what is causing the lung failure and if the cause is reversible or not. ...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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Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Why would a patient with kidney disease resort to kidney transplant?

Longer life: If a patient is in kidney failure they have few options. One is dialysis and the other is transplant. If you compare longterm outcomes of both options, on average people with transplants live longer. Also most patients state their quality of life is better after transplant than while on dialysis. Transplant does have it's own set of problems that patients must deal with however. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

Usually: No functional nerve supply is established immediately after transplant. That is why transplanted kidneys that are infected often do not hurt. Anatomical regrowth of nerves can happen over time. ...Read more

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A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

Advanced cancer: It seems reasonable and sensitive to engage hospice; hospice can help at home or he can go to a facility; hospice team can engage for many weeks. It is a good service. ...Read more

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Why do a pancreas and kidney transplant together show a better long term survival rate than pancreas alone?

Why do a pancreas and kidney transplant together show a better long term survival rate than pancreas alone?

Rejection detected: Rejection in a kidney transplant is much easier to detect than a pancreas transplant. In a simultaneous transplant both organs reject together and are treated simultaneously. ...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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Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Usually 1: Most if the time 1 kidney is transplanted. Occasionally 2 very small (pediatric) kidneys are kept connected to each other and transplanted "e bloc" - they grow quickly. Some older kidneys with low function are transplanted together (but separated) to try to provide enough function in combination. The recipient should understand and give consent (or not) in advance. ...Read more

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Could a pancreas transplant cure diabetes?

Could a pancreas transplant cure diabetes?

Absolutely: Pancreas transplants replace the lost Insulin and other hormones that should be produced by a normal pancreas and halt the complications of diabetes as well as control blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can someone with diabetes receive a pancreas transplant?

Can someone with diabetes receive a pancreas transplant?

Yes: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common indication for a pancreas transplant. The transplant pancreas cures the hyperglycemia or high blood sugars associated with diabetes. ...Read more

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How are kidney transplants done?

Kidney transplant: Once the kidney is removed from the donor eithe living or cadaver, the kidney is placed through a lower abdominal incision iusually into the right side of the pelvis and attached the iliac vein and artery and ureter implanted into the bladder. ...Read more

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Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

No: It would be very unlikely for cancer to be transferred to a recipient, but we don't take donations from people known to have cancer. ...Read more

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Do liver transplants require an entire liver?

Not necessarily. : Not necessarily. Generally, a whole liver is transplanted, but it's possible to transplant a portion of liver. For example, if the recipient is small-sized an entire liver may be too big. Also, if the liver donor is alive, clearly only a portion of liver can be taken (usually about half). ...Read more

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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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Do kidney transplant patients can have hair transplantation?Does it effect on tx kidney(pod of 1year)?

Do kidney transplant patients can have hair transplantation?Does it effect on tx kidney(pod of 1year)?

Hair transplant: Hair transplantation is different from other organ transplants in that it is an auto-transplantation. (i.e. your own hair gets auto-transplanted). I don't see why a kidney transplant recipients could not have hair transplants. One is advised to have an experienced hair-transplant surgeon to do the procedure and at least theoretically there could be a slightly increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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What distinguishes pancreas, liver, colon, kidney, prostate and gallbladder cancers?

What distinguishes pancreas, liver, colon, kidney, prostate and gallbladder cancers?

Cure varies: Beyond the obvious differences in organ and cell type as well as the various treatment approaches, the most important patient difference is really the chance at cure. Early stage prostate and renal cell (kidney) cancers can be very curable. Even really early stage pancreatic cancers can be quite deadly. ...Read more

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Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but,: Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! however, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. ...Read more

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Can you donates horseshoe kidney ?

Can you donates horseshoe kidney ?

Interesting question: A horseshoe kidney would be created by the material that failed to separate & form two separate ones. You certainly couldn't do so while alive (you would die). I doubt that they could use one as a organ donation at death because of the abnormal blood supply and other hookups. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more