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Kathleen

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Autoimmune diseases, Blood disorders, Ear, nose and throat disorders, Hormonal and metabolic disorders, Immune disorders, Kidney and urinary tract disorders

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Dec 19, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Definitely. UCSF, Dr. Shuvo Roy, go to the website “kidney project”. It is supposed to be available to all who need it by 2020. No rejection drugs and no dietary restrictions! Drs. Roy & Fissell are miracle lworkers.

Dec 19, 2018 · Holidays Greetings - To all who are touched by Organ Donation in Transplants

Greetings! In my nightly prayer, I ask that He provide a clear path for all patients and thank Him for the progress we have at UCSF with Dr. Shuvo Roy’s “kidney “project”. It does appear to me, to be a miracle. Bless everyone.

Dec 8, 2018 · Hip replacement after having had kidney transplant in Transplants

Hello, I have had both, same as you, tears ago. Also, kidney lasted 14 years. Hip replacement also and it is a gem. Zero pain. I wish you success, just di exactly what they tell you. Kathy

Nov 12, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Yes, I believe it is Dr. Fissell.

Nov 12, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Hello,
For the bioartificial kidney, created at UCSF, go to "kidney project". Select contact us, complete the form. This will be how they contact you when it will be ready. It will be available to all who need it and will be available at your medical facility. No antirejection meds required and best of all, no fluid restriction! I read the clinical trials will be 2019/2020.

I am planning to exercise and try to keep mysevlf in decent shape for the surgery. By the way, the bioartificial kidney is placed in a patient's lower front abdomen, just like a normal transplant, not your back.

Nov 12, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Hello, Rosemary.

You had asked how I felt after the kidney rejection. It is a long story of ups and downs.

When my transplanted kidney relected, I went on dialysis.Six years later, I experienced extreme pain in my lower right side. My urologist thought it was a bladder problem brcause I was passing blood from my bladder. Turns out it was my old transplant disentegrating, I also had to consider having my bladder removed which would have been a HUGE mistake. They removed the decaying kidney and it truly knocked me off my feet. Now, six months later, I am okay. If someone with a transplant has severe pain,DO NOT assume it is the bladder.

I am content now,waiting for the bioartificial kidney. I am also living happy now with a husband who is wonderful.

Please take care and be happy.

Kathleen

Oct 26, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Rosemary, I apologize for the abrupt goodbye in my last response to you. I did not realize it was time to be disconnected from dialysis.

When Dr. Shuvo from UCSF responded to my email, he discussed where they are in the project and expect to begin clinical trials in 2020. Afterward they expect to be approved by the FDA and will provide this product to all those who need it. If you Google (the kidney project) it will contain ( Frequently Asked Questions). This is very informative.

I do not believe I mentioned that my medical problems began when I developed Type 1 Juveniles at age 9; I am 65 now. Kidney failure at age 40; first kidney transplant at 40. It lasted 14 years and failed at age 55 or so. The failure was due to the Type 1 Diabetes and anti rejection drugs. Since then, eight years ago, I have been on dialysis.

Please take care and write if you can.

Kathleen

Oct 26, 2018 · Has anyone heard of an artificial kidney being made? in Kidney & Bladder

Hi, Rosemarya.

Yes, I am awaiting the bioartificial kidney. There is no waiting list because they estimate it will be ready about 2020 or so. They will contact everyone in their database. This miracle will be available to all patient who need it, through their medical facility.

I received a personal response from Dr. Shuvo. I am so happy I am beside myself. I am age 65 also post menopausal. Osteroposis to. I will later.

Bye.