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Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery.
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.
A kidney transplant is the best treatment for kidney failure, which afflicts 2 million people worldwide.
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.
A policy instituted in 2005 has reduced racial disparities in kidney transplantation among children.
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