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2013-06-04 10:20:51

New study demonstrates significant mortality rate among non-adhering adolescent patients and identifies risk factors that lead to non-adherence After receiving an organ transplant, patients must follow a regimented medication routine to maintain the health of their graft (transplanted organ). Failure to do so, known as non-adherence (NA), can result in life-threatening illness. NA has long been a concern among adolescent patients, but a new study from Boston Children's Hospital...

2013-02-01 09:49:04

African Americans, individuals without private insurance less likely to receive a transplant before needing dialysis Highlights: African Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely to receive a kidney transplant before needing dialysis. Geographic region is not a major factor in determining whether a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis. Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant, and many will die...

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...


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