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Kidney Donors Kidneys Not ‘Recovering’ as Well as Initially Thought

At one year post-nephrectomy, 131 (78%) donors had a 25% or greater increase in plasma creatinine, 27% had a 50% or greater increase, and 31% had a 0.4 mg/dL or greater increase in plasma creatinine compared with their pre-donation values.   Creatinine is a by product of muscle metabolism. It’s also the main indicator of …

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LKD Eval Document’s Notes on Hypertension, Proteinuria and GFR

Thirty pages is a lot to filter through, especially if one is lacking context or familiarity with the process or vocabulary of transplant. But where this document becomes interesting and somewhat important is in its appendicies. The information about hypertension, proteinuria, kidney function (GFR) etc, is more than is shared with prospective living donors and …

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