Incompatible Kidneys Are Twice As Expensive, Half as Good

Desensitization protocols and the unimportance of tissue matching are all the rage in the transplant world these days. They’re heralded as a solution to the so-called organ shortage (no matter that the ‘active’ kidney transplant list has been flat, if not declining, for many years now), and a plethora of propaganda-type media articles have followed. …

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Once Again, Ship Kidneys Not Donors

During a 44 month period in Australia, 84 kidneys were transported for transplantation at a different center (16 were transplanted at the same center). ” A spontaneous fall in serum creatinine by at least 10% within 24 h was observed in 85% of recipients, with no difference between nonshipped and shipped kidneys. There was no …

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adrenal incidentalomas in potential kidney donors

You’re probably asking “What is an adrenal incidentaloma?” Well, I took the trouble of googling it for you, and in short, it means a lesion or mass bigger than a certain size hanging out on one’s adrenal gland. Usually, these AIs are found incidentally, during a medical scan of some sort that have nothing to …

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1 in 10 Living Kidney Donors Report Negative Outcome

The RELIVE study is a poor substitute for comprehensive, mandatory living donor follow-up, but in the US where the healthcare system is capitalistic and money buys political influence, RELIVE is all we’ve got. So, with a 36% response rate (dismal), the researchers found that 1 in 10 (10%) of living kidney donors report at least …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2016 #3

OPTN 8-11-2016

As of 10:31 am on August 11, 2016, OPTN says there are 77,358 folks on the active US transplant wait list. That’s a .33% decrease since May 10, 2016, and a 6.95% increase since this project began on April 19, 2011.   <- By using the larger statistic, OPTN, the government and the media are …

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