Islet transplantation is revolutionising treatment for type 1 diabetes and other chronic conditions like pancreatitis, changing the lives of those living with the debilitating conditions.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is thrilled to direct $330,000 to ensure six more pancreatic islet auto-transplants can take place at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), saving the lives of people living with severe and hereditary pancreatitis.
Nephrologist Dr Phil Clayton from the Royal Adelaide Hospital is passionate about continuing to advance medical research in kidney transplantation.
Sadly when people living with end stage kidney disease begin to lose the complete function of their kidneys, there are only three avenues of treatment ahead of them.
Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is a disease specific affiliate of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF).
One in three Australians are at risk of being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in their lifetime.
An international project aimed at saving the lives of people who die each year at the hands of venomous snake bites in the South-East Nation of Myanmar (Burma) is underway at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).
Artificial skin used to revolutionise treatment of burns patients across the globe is now being trialled as a potential site to transplant specialised cells used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Could stem cell therapy replace a patient’s dependence on pharmaceutical drugs following an organ transplant? It could be possible, thanks to the work of researchers all over the globe, including local Adelaide researcher, Ms Kisha Sivanathan.