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May 9th, 2017

Increasing the Odds

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

Increasing the Odds Mayo Clinic performs more transplants than any other organization in the country. That experience allows Mayo Clinic scientist-physicians to study stem cells and personalize drugs to fight organ rejection and increase the number of viable lungs. Immune-Building Stem Cell Research In the 1970s, when Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in […]

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Tags: Alexander Parker, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Cesar Kellar, chronic organ rejection, Florida, Jacksonville, kidney transplant, lung restoration, lung transplant, Mark Stegall, regenerative medicine


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic's Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part IV

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Pioneers of Kidney Transplantation at Mayo Clinic The first transplant of a kidney took place in Saint Marys Hospital on Nov. 25, 1963. Surgeons George A. Hallenbeck, M.D., and James DeWeerd, M.D., headed a medical team that performed the first transplant, placing a kidney in a female patient. The patient’s half-sister was the donor. Mayo’s operation […]

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Tags: Frank Mann, George Hallenbeck, James DeWeerd, kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic – Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants – Part III

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The Numbers, for the Record Candidates on waiting list for kidneys for transplant (national) – Approximately 97,000 Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic – Number of Kidney Transplants (as of June 30, 2013) Rochester ( since 1963) – 4,822 Arizona (since 1999) –  1,974 Florida (since 2000) –  1,186 Kidney transplant patients at Mayo Clinic are cared for after […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Mayo Clinic and 50 Years of Kidney Transplants – Part II

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[Editor’s note: We recently looked at benchmarks in kidney transplant history. Today more on the kidney and why it’s so important.] The Kidney’s Critical Role The kidney’s well-being is essential for the rest of the body. It acts as the main filtering system for wastes and the major factor in excreting them from the body. […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


November 25th, 2013

Fifty Years of Kidney Transplants at Mayo Clinic

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Fifty years ago, the prognosis for a patient with kidney failure was threatening to grim. Transplants of kidneys from one person to another were not mainstream medicine. In fact, a transplant was so extraordinary that TIME magazine described the treatment as “the most daring of all.” Kidney transplants still are serious operations today. But, since […]

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Tags: kidney disease, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, nephrology


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