Latest kidney transplant Stories

2012-09-19 15:55:59

Finding allays fears that minorities would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool The largest U.S. multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process. The study of a series of chain transplantations performed from February 2008 to June 2011 at 57 centers nationwide included...

2012-07-27 10:53:54

Young blacks and patients without private insurance less likely to be assessed Highlights: Young black patients and patients without private health insurance are less likely to be assessed for a kidney transplant when they start dialysis. These patients are also less likely to be put on the transplant waiting list and to receive a kidney transplant. The findings may help explain the racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to kidney transplantation that are well documented. A...

2012-07-19 12:27:06

For children receiving kidney transplants, a potentially correctable blood condition present in about one in four recipients is associated with a moderately increased risk of the graft's later failure, suggesting that clinicians should weigh whether transplant is advisable when the condition is present, according to UC Davis research presented today at the 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Berlin. Children with chronic kidney disease often have the condition,...

2012-04-27 12:36:37

2005 policy has improved children's access to deceased-donor kidneys Highlights: A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in deceased-donor kidney transplantation among children. Since the institution of the policy, called Share 35, fewer children receive kidneys from living donors. More than 800 children and adolescents in the U.S. are waiting for a kidney transplant. A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among...

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