Items Tagged ‘kidney transplant’

March 30, 2016

Kidney transplant & my neurologist

By guzman200131 guzman200131

Hi my is name Jonathan I am kidney transplant of 20 years my kidney transplant drs r awesome and amazing doctors in the world They have done amazing things in my life in so many surgeries I had sense 1993 though the years I went say thank you for my Ucla kidney transplant Drs & […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, kidney transplant, neurologist, neurology, patient stories


Kidney-­conscious shopping

November 6, 2015

Kidney-­conscious shopping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to giggle and laugh at the people at the supermarket who were looking at labels; now I’m that person. I have to go, ‘Does this have too much sodium? Does this have too much potassium?’ Most people don’t have to think about whether they’re drinking too much orange juice or taking too much […]

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Tags: dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney function, kidney transplant, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, potassium, sodium


Dialysis Didn't Fit Career Plan

October 8, 2015

Dialysis Didn’t Fit Career Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“There was a time where I didn’t do dialysis for a month, and I refused hemodialysis,” says Michelle Obespo-­‐Theus, whose high blood pressure led to kidney failure. She notes her biggest battle with kidney failure was ensuring that dialysis didn’t ruin her high-­profile career as a consultant for major athletes. “Another hospital said, ‘You have […]

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Tags: altruistic donor, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, hemodialysis, high blood pressure, kidney failure, kidney transplant, living kidney donation, nephrologist, peritoneal dialysis


They can never feel it's truly gone

September 25, 2015

They can never feel it’s truly gone

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Pete had a stem cell transplant because he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the [subsequent] prescription drug interaction is the reason he experienced kidney failure,” says Kathleen Koch-Weser, wife of Pete Koch-Weser, who started peritoneal dialysis in June of 2013. Pete adds, “I’m on PD for nine-and-a- half hours each night, every night. And I will […]

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Tags: Dr. Anjay Rastogi, kidney failure, kidney transplant, nephrologist, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, peritoneal dialysis, prescription drug interaction, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplant


Waiting for a Match

September 15, 2015

Waiting for a Match

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I completely lost my kidney function when I was 9 years old. My mom donated a kidney, but then I lost it in 2004. I’ve been on dialysis for 11 years,” says 27-year-old Monserrat Hinojosa, who has focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease that results in kidney failure. She remains hopeful. “I stay positive about […]

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Tags: blood type, dialysis, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney failure, kidney function, kidney transplant, live kidney donation, peritoneal dialysis, rare kidney


Family Kidney Failure

July 6, 2015

Family Kidney Failure

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Everything goes back to my grandmother. She passed away from kidney failure. My mom (left) has it, my sister has it and I have it,” says 27-­‐year-­‐old Antonio Negrite, who has Alport’s syndrome, a genetic disease that leads to kidney failure. “My older brother, who passed away, was the first one to get diagnosed. We […]

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Tags: Alport’s syndrome, dialysis, genetic disease, kidney failure, kidney transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


September 23, 2009

Kidney Transplant for Polycystic Kidney Disease

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Alan and Blyden’s Story Kidney Transplant Rejuvenates a Life and Reconnects Old Friends Friends since childhood but separated by years and geography, Alan Landros and Blyden Loutensock found each other again in a time of need. And when it came time for Loutensock to make a choice to help his old friend – Landros […]

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Tags: Dr. Albin Gritsch, kidney transplant, polycystic kidney disease, transplant