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Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well.

Greater Melanoma Risks Found Among Transplant Recipients

Greater Melanoma Risks Found Among Transplant Recipients

They have double the risk of invasive melanoma and triple the risk of dying from it.

Music Aids Patient Recovery from Surgery

Music Aids Patient Recovery from Surgery

Patients who listened to music had less pain, anxiety, and analgesia use after their operations, compared with patients receiving routine care or non-drug interventions.

Few Referrals for Transplant Evaluation Among Dialysis Patients

Few Referrals for Transplant Evaluation Among Dialysis Patients

Findings among end-stage renal disease patients initiating dialysis in Georgia.

Predictors of ECD Kidney Transplant Long-Term Outcomes Identified

Predictors of ECD Kidney Transplant Long-Term Outcomes Identified

The main independent determinants are circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody and cold ischemia time.

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.

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