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How Many Living Kidney Donors Were Obese Pre-Donation?

47,705 adult living kidney donors as reported to OPTN from 1999 to 2011 were analyzed using their pre-donation BMI (body mass index) 35.6% were normal weight. 40.5% were overweight 18.9% were mildly obese 4.2% were moderate to morbidly obese Overweight and mildly obese kidney donors have increased through time by 12% and 20% every 5 …

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Anemia and Kidney Function

A living kidney donor recently asked me if there was a connection between kidney donation and anemia. Because I’m not a walking encyclopedia, I put my google-fu to work and learned a lot along the way. An analysis of NHANES III found that a GFR <60 was associated with a lower hemoglobin level and a higher …

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Cardiovascular Changes in Living Kidney Donors After 12 Months

The data continues to mount.   “We hypothesized that the reduction in GFR in living kidney donors is associated with increased left ventricular mass, impaired left ventricular function, and increased aortic stiffness.” ” At 12 months, the decrease in isotopic GFR in donors was -30±12 . In donors compared with controls, there were significant increases …

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Living Kidney Donors Experience 37 Heart Changes After Donation

You’ve heard me harp on this before. How a 10% reduction in kidney function significantly increases the risk of cardiovacular disease and death. How most people who are diagnosed in with early stage CKD (chronic kidney disease), GFR 60-80, will die of a cardiovascular event before progressing to kidney failure. How 26% of kidney failure …

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Cardiovascular Changes Shown in Living Kidney Donors

It’s well established that a reduction in kidney function (GFR) significantly increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and death. It’s all known that folks in all stages of chronic kidney disease are at risk for heart troubles. Finally, a few researchers got together and decided to look at how living kidney donor’s hearts change post-nephrectomy. …

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