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2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys 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, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

2013-10-11 13:10:57

Hispanics tend to have difficult-to-match blood types and to live in regions with limited organs for transplantation In the United States, Hispanics with kidney failure are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive a kidney transplant largely due to their blood type and because of where they live, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings highlight the need to implement new deceased donor...

2013-09-30 23:04:37

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program continues to be a national leader in transplantation. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has long been a national leader in transplantation. Now, one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives. The program’s first successful kidney transplant...

2013-08-23 10:38:07

NIH-funded study provides more evidence supporting development of noninvasive tests Levels of a protein in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can distinguish those at low risk of developing kidney injury from those at high risk, a study suggests. The results also suggest that low levels of this protein, called CXCL9, can rule out rejection as a cause of kidney injury. The study appears online Aug. 22 in the American Journal of Transplantation. The work was funded by the National...

2013-08-20 17:14:40

Full-time workers more likely to get transplants People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time, according to new collaborative research from the University of New Hampshire. "There is a strong negative association between a patient's unemployment and the likelihood of being placed on a waiting list for a...

2013-08-06 23:21:46

Camden Couple Participates in a Donor Chain Involving 20 People and 10 Hospitals from Coast To Coast CAMDEN, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Betty and Orlando Gonzalez, of Camden, have shared many special years together. So when Orlando, 50, needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Betty, stepped up to donate. Unfortunately, Orlando and Betty’s blood types did not match. So the staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center—the only organ transplant facility in South Jersey—entered them into a...

2013-07-30 11:06:37

Patients who received their first kidney transplant at ages 14 to 16 years appear to be at increased risk for transplant failure, with black adolescents having a disproportionately higher risk of graft failure, according to a report published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Existing medical literature does not adequately describe the risks of graft failure among kidney transplant recipients by age. Organ losses by adolescents are partly due to physiologic or...


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