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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...

Obese Patients Can Still Benefit From Kidney Transplants
2013-07-29 05:12:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obese kidney failure patients who receive transplants experience the same overall survival benefit as their more physically fit counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Transplantation. According to MedPage Today Contributing Writer Salynn Boyles, the study authors discovered renal failure patients who are obese but have a body mass index (BMI) score under 40kg/m2...


Latest Kidney transplantation Reference Libraries

2011-01-05 16:14:54

The BK virus, a member of the polyomavirus family, has no major consequences of infected except with those that are immunocomprimised or immunosuppressed. The virus was first isolated in 1971 from the urine sample of a renal transplant patient whose initials were B.K. Similar in genome sequences to the JCV virus they are most easily identified and differentiated from each other through serological tests using specific antibodies or through PCR based genotyping approach. Most people are...

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