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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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Post-Operative Kidney Function in Living Kidney Donors vs. Renal Cell Cancer

The authors compared 94 pairs of living kidney donors and folks who underwent nephrectomy due a cancerous kidney tumor. Median pre-nephrectomy GFR was nearly equal for both groups. But:   In living kidney donors, median eGFR decreased by 34.4 % immediately after surgery. Compared with matched RN-patients, immediate postoperative [kidney function] is significantly more pronounced.   …

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