Category Archive: Follow-Up

Follow-up on living donors post-discharge

Letter to Editor: Where’s the Care for Living Donors?

[note: is it sad that I’m more impressed/surprised/pleased a newspaper actually published this than I am about what was said?] Letter to the editor: ‘Heroic’ organ donors need aftercare It is gratifying that Gary Rutter received a long-awaited kidney and that Hallie Twomey has found solace in donating one of hers (“Six linked patients, three …

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Latest from OPTN’s Living Donor Committee

OPTN’s Living Donor sent their latest report to OPTN’s Board of Directors a couple of weeks ago. The following are noteworthy highlights:    1. After CMS (Medicare) published the Final Rule in 2007, requiring transplant centers to provide prospective living donors with an Independent Donor Advocate, OPTN followed suit by implementing a similar policy. note: …

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OPTN reminds living kidney donor transplant centers about follow-up

On October 31, UNOS sent primary administrators of living donor kidney transplant programs an individual report of recent living kidney donor follow-up rates at their program. This information can serve as a baseline to help programs assess how future data reporting may help them achieve the required minimum follow-up thresholds established in OPTN policy. The …

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Marketing Masquerading as Journalism

If there’s one thing the Cleveland Clinic is good at, it’s self-promotion. And in the past couple of years, they’ve used The Plain Dealer’s Angela Townsend as their messenger (via cleveland.com). Here’s the latest: http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2013/09/cleveland_clinic_researchers_s_1.html   Excerpts: “…analyzing health data from more than 69,000 living donors from 1998 to 2010″ ” Complications declined over time, …

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More on Metabolic Syndrome and Living Kidney Donors

In short:   The donors with metabolic syndrome had lower pre- and postdonation GFR [kidney function] but similar fractional decline in GFR than donors without metabolic syndrome. In line with results from the Netherlands study, the donors with metabolic syndrome were unable to compensate promptly and completely, which could be explained by their unfavorable renal …

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