Category Archive: Follow-Up

Follow-up on living donors post-discharge

Living Kidney Donors Decrease in Qualify of Life Measures 10 years Later

ETA: I was able to get the entire article.   This is brand new so I can only get the abstract. A prospective cohort of 100 living kidney donors at the University of Heidelberg were followed for a median of 10 years. [Note: median means mid-point, so half were more than ten and half less …

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Living Kidney Donors Lose Vitality

The folks at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center sent one-year and two-year post-donation surveys to the people who donated kidneys at their hospital from September 2005 through August 2012. Here are what they found:   Surveys were only returned by half the living kidney donors (59% at one year; 47% at two years). In fact, …

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More Bad News For Iranian Kidney Donors – er – Sellers

From Transplant Proceedings:   With assistance of the Iranian Kidney Foundation, we accessed the contact information of living donors through the years 2001–2012. We tried to contact donors who have donated at least 2 years before the survey. We interviewed these donors according to a questionnaire that was approved by the ethics committee of the …

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Why Transplant Centers Have Incomplete Living Donor Follow-up

  The authors examined the follow-up data on living donors who donated in 2008-2012 using the 2013 (or new/current) standards.   “Complete follow-up at 6, 12, and 24 months was 67%, 60%, and 50% for clinical and 51%, 40%, and 30% for laboratory data, respectively, but have improved over time.” “Donor risk factors for missing …

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2015 Abstracts

Read ’em all here folks: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajt.13164/pdf   Long-Term Living Donor Outcomes: When To Say No Dorry Segev (Pg. 43). “The risks of donation are real. And serious. And attributable to donating. In other words, there are things that might happen to an individual if he donates that would not happen to that individual had he not …

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