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Living Kidney Donor, Live Kidney Donation

8-11x increased risk of kidney failure too low

Not surprisingly, researchers are still debating living kidney donors’ risk of end stage renal disease or kidney failure. The two most damning studies say that LKDs have an 8-11x increased risk ESRD as compared to their well-matched, two-kidneyed counterpart. Of course, the pro-living donor people tried to minimize these findings, calling it a “modest” 1% …

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Understanding Kidney Donors’ Increased Kidney Failure Risk

By now, we’ve all seen the studies stating that living kidney donors have an 8-11x increased risk of kidney failure as compared to their well-matched, two-kidneyed cohort. And you’ve probably seen the transplant industry’s spin on that data, their sputtering “Well, but, the *absolute* risk is still really, really low” But is it? Steiner attempts …

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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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Male and BMI higher risk 5 years post-donation

A single center analysis of 77 living kidney donors 5 or more year post-donation has found that men and those with high BMI are at higher risk of low GFR (kidney function < 60), hypertension, and proteinuria; all symptoms of eventual kidney failure. Unfortunately, I couldn’t access the complete article, so I don’t know if …

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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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