Category Archive: Follow-Up

Follow-up on living donors post-discharge

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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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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