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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.
Organ transplant patients usually spend a lifetime on expensive and often dangerous anti-rejection drugs. But experts have announced that such drugs may not even be needed in the future.
Being educated about your health and your treatment options is a good thing.
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects.
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