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Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal.
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center sheds light on what causes certain kidneys to do better than others after being transplanted, providing doctors with an easy way to screen for donor kidneys that have the best chance of survival.
Black and Hispanic kidney donors are significantly more likely than white donors to develop hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
FREMONT, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the world leader in clinical development of RNAi-based therapeutics, announced today that data from the Phase I QPI-1002 (I5NP) DGF Study (NCT#00802347) will be presented at the 2010 American Transplant Congress, taking place May 1-5 in San Diego, California.
The majority of patients would accept a kidney from a donor at increased risk of viral infection.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Transplant Congress 2010 (ATC) is the foremost educational event in the field of basic and clinical transplantation.
One-third of people over the age of 65 wait longer than necessary for lifesaving, new kidneys because their doctors fail to put them in a queue for organs unsuitable to transplant in younger patients but well-suited to seniors, research from Johns Hopkins suggests.
Kidneys recovered from deceased donors with acute renal failure (ARF) â€“ once deemed unusable for transplant â€“ appear to work just as well as kidneys transplanted from deceased donors who do not develop kidney problems prior to organ donation.
Active sculptor and wood carver makes quick return to the studio CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly six years of dialysis finally began to take a heavy toll on 84-year-old Juan Guano.
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