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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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63.6% of Living Kidney Donors Are Overweight

An analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database from 1999-2011 reveals that 63.6% of all living kidney donors were either overweight* or obese. (emphasis mine): “Overweight and mildly obese kidney donors have increased through time by 12% and 20% every 5 years, respectively “   Obesity is associated with numerous health risks, including Type 2 Diabetes and …

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium 2015 Abstracts

Read ’em all here folks:¬†http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajt.13164/pdf   Long-Term Living Donor Outcomes: When To Say No Dorry Segev (Pg. 43). “The risks of donation are real. And serious. And attributable to donating. In other words, there are things that might happen to an individual if he donates that would not happen to that individual had he not …

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How Not to Define Safety, Transplant Industry

The focus of this Egyptian transplant center study was the 8 living kidney donors who experienced kidney failure, as opposed to their overall 2000 LKDs. In the discussion section, however, the authors talked about *all* the donors, saying that 22% developed hypertension. Let’s remember, hypertension is second to diabetes in causing kidney failure.   Then …

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Hyperfiltration: Adaptive or Maladaptive

Hyperfiltration is the term used to describe the changes in the remaining kidney after a nephrectomy (kidney removal).   As detailed here, it means that the vessels in the kidney widen under the increased pressure of filtering all the body’s blood, as well as a growth* in the actual cells that make up the glomeruli …

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