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Organ Donation Rates Mostly Unaffected by State Policies

Organ Donation Rates Mostly Unaffected by State Policies

From 1988 to 2010, establishment of organ donation registries, tax incentives, and paid leave have had no significant effect.

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

Risk of delayed graft function is reduced when donors are maintained at a temperature of 93.2° to 95° F prior to kidney harvesting after death.

BMI Doesn't Affect Kidney Transplant Survival

BMI Doesn't Affect Kidney Transplant Survival

No difference between defined BMI bands in patient or graft survival for transplanted patients.

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

Female kidney recipients have a nearly 7-fold higher risk of UTI than their male counterparts.

Steroid Withdrawal May Not Prevent Post-transplant Diabetes

Steroid Withdrawal May Not Prevent Post-transplant Diabetes

Limited effect among adult patients during 5 years following kidney transplantation.

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Paying Donors May Help Organ Shortage

Paying Donors May Help Organ Shortage

It's time to reward people willing to save a stranger, researchers say.

Organ Donation Rates in the United States

Organ Donation Rates in the United States

While whites more likely to donate, report found race not the only driving factor.

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.

Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that 96% of donors reported one or more direct costs, totaling $101,484 (mean $523).

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

At the end of a 22-year study period, the 1- and 3-year risk of graft loss did not differs significantly between black and white recipients.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.

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