Chennai man walks with 5 kidneys after third transplant – ET HealthWorld

CHENNAI: A 41-year-old man, who underwent a third kidney transplant, walked out of the hospital with five kidneys. On Tuesday, after his first set of post-operation checks, surgeons at Madras Medical Mission said he is recovering well. The transplant team also said they were now confident that a third renal transplantation constitutes a valid therapeutic option for select patients. In 1994, when the patient was 14, his kidneys failed, prompting his first transplant that lasted nine years. The second was in 2005 and was functional for 12 years. But, for…

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NIH assesses third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients – ET HealthWorld

By Manojna Maddipatla The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday it had launched a new study to assess how patients on immunosuppressive therapy after kidney transplant, who did not respond to the first two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, respond to a third dose. The study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), aims to determine whether a third dose of either Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine could help kidney transplant patients overcome the problem of not developing immune response to the coronavirus even…

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