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A Closer Look: Dr. Radi Zaki on Living Kidney Donor Transplantation

Posted by Chase Wexler on Mar 7, 2017 1:26:07 PM

When a person’s kidneys fail, there are two forms of treatment available: dialysis and transplant.

While dialysis replaces some of the functions done by healthy kidneys, a successful kidney transplant offers people suffering from kidney failure a much better quality of life, considerably greater freedom, increased energy levels and a less restricted diet.

“Studies show that people who receive kidney transplants live longer than those who remain on dialysis,” says Radi Zaki, MD, Co-Chairman of the Department of Transplantation, Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, at Einstein Healthcare Network.

Of course, waiting for a kidney transplant isn’t as simple as scheduling a surgery.

There are currently more than 100,000 people waiting for lifesaving kidney transplants in the United States, with someone added to the list every 14 minutes and an average wait time for a kidney transplant around three and a half years.

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Topics: Organ Transplant, Kidney Transplant

Foot Specialist Bobby Ndu, MD, Discusses Joel Embiid's Continued Healing Process and the 76ers on 94WIP

Posted by Chase Wexler on Dec 15, 2016 12:16:31 PM

Anthony "Bobby" Ndu, MD, orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist at Einstein Orthopedics, joined the 94WIP afternoon show with Ike Reese and Chris Carlin this week to discuss the ongoing healing process of Philadelphia 76ers' star rookie Joel Embiid.

Listen to Dr. Ndu discuss why Embiid is still on a minutes limit, his progress and the potential risks of re-injuring his foot. The trio also touch on the 76ers' other prized rookie, Ben Simmons, who is recovering from his own foot injury.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Tips for a Happy Healthy Holiday Season

Posted by Chase Wexler on Dec 15, 2016 12:15:00 PM

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Another holiday season is upon us! That means cookies, mashed potatoes, egg nog and a number of other options that can move you further away from your health goals at the many holiday parties you attend.

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Foot Expert Bobby Ndu, MD, Discusses Ben Simmons and the 76ers on 94WIP

Posted by Chase Wexler on Oct 7, 2016 3:44:01 PM

Anthony "Bobby" Ndu, MD, foot and ankle surgeon, Einstein Orthopedics, joined the 94WIP Mike and Ike Show this week to discuss the foot fracture and surgery of Philadelphia 76ers' number one pick Ben Simmons.

Listen to Dr. Ndu talk with Michael Barkann and Ike Reese about the Jones fracture, how it differs from Joel Embiid's foot injuries, and what fans should really expect in terms of a recovery time for the team's young star. The trio also touches on the ongoing recovery and health of Embiid, the Sixers big man with huge potential and an injury history of his own.

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Topics: Sports Medicine

For Organ Transplant Donors, Recipients and Clinicians, a Day of Celebration

Posted by Chase Wexler on Dec 21, 2015 11:31:06 AM

Center for Organ Disease and Transplantation staff members Jennifer Orawsky; Kieta Harrison, RN; Erin Fischer, RN; Jenelle Thompson; and Debbie Steffler, RN.

The Center for Organ Disease and Transplantation recently hosted its annual Patient Education Day, an event for staff members and patients to come together and celebrate life.

The holiday-themed celebration was festive and joyous, as staff served lunch to attendees, and living donors and donor recipients shared their touching stories with the group of more than 100.

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Topics: Organ Transplant

Einstein's Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation Hosts Continuing Education Symposium

Posted by Chase Wexler on Dec 7, 2015 1:20:45 PM

Top row from left: Ira Jacobson, MD; Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD; Victor Navarro, MD; and Mary Rinella, MD. Bottom row from left: Simona Rossi, MD; David Kaplan, MD, MSc, FACP; Abdullah Al-Osaimi, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; and Eyob Feyssa, MD, MPH, FACP.

On Saturday, the Center for Advanced Liver Disease and Transplantation hosted Advances in Liver Disease 2015: A Year in Review, the region’s post review course presenting highlights from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) The Liver Meeting®.

As an accredited provider, Einstein offers physicians, non-physician clinicians, nurses and support staff from across the region with a review course on the national AASLD conference.

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Topics: Liver Transplant

Celebrating Survivorship

Posted by Chase Wexler on Jul 15, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Celebrating Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia’s survivors are (from left to right) Millie Valentin, clerk, Cancer Center; Yolonda McLeod, administrative coordinator, Cancer Center; Amia and Karimah of Philly Hindi Dance Group; and Kathy Pincus, tumor registry supervisor, Cancer Center.

Every day, courageous survivors walk the halls of Einstein Healthcare Network.

Who are these survivors? They are anyone living with a history of cancerfrom the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. And the physicians and staff of the Cancer Care Programs at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery are honored to be a part of their lives.

In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Dayan annual celebration of life honoring individuals for their strength and courage—Einstein patients, both current and past, are treated to events in their honor.

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Topics: Cancer

Winning the Showdown against Breast Cancer

Posted by Chase Wexler on May 7, 2015 9:50:50 AM

This Mother's Day, hundreds of doctors, nurses, employees, patients, family members and breast cancer survivors from Einstein Healthcare Network will be out in force on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as Team Einstein supports the 25th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.

To say that Team Einstein is present at the Race is a vast understatement. Among the approximately 100,000 people at the event, one can't help but notice Team Einstein's impressive presence. The team has averaged more than 700 members every year for the past four years.

"In the 25-year history of our Race for the Cure, Team Einstein has had the largest team presence by far," said Elaine I. Grobman, CEO, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia.

In 2011, Komen Philadelphia Race organizers started the "Ultimate Hospital Showdown" to rally local hospitals in support of the Race. Team Einstein embraced the challenge beyond expectations—and every year has taken the Showdown title for the largest team. Moreover, for three of those years, Team Einstein also came in as the top hospital fundraiser.

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Topics: Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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