Category Archive: Follow-Up

Follow-up on living donors post-discharge

Surgical Complications of Living Kidney Donation

WARNING: It’s imperative to remember that during the years of this analysis (2008-2012), more than 1/3 of living kidney donors were reported “lost” to follow-up. Many living donors with post-donation problems have reported that their transplant center denied their symptoms were related to the donation, and refused to treat them. It’s not a stretch to …

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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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Living Donor Psychosocial Evaluations Are Inadequate

Seven European researchers, on behalf of the ELPAT Paychological Care for Living Donors and Recipients Working Group “performed a systematic literature review of guidelines, consensus statements, and protocols on the content and process of psychosocial screening of living kidney and liver donor candidates… Thirty-four publications were identified, including seven guidelines, six consensus statements, and 21 …

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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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