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Kidney Transplants

Unrelated kidney donor study shows age and obesity increase complications

Patients who have received a new kidney are significantly more likely to develop transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) if they are obese or over 50, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Renal Care.

Researchers from Iran studied 360 recipients who had received kidneys from unrelated donors to discover… Unrelated kidney donor study shows age and obesity increase complications   



Survival Matching Should be Used to Allocate Kidneys to Transplant Recipients

Providing kidney transplants to patients with the best probability of longer survival would reduce repeat transplant operations and improve life span after kidney transplant, says a U-M researcher in a commentary published in the New England Journal of Medicine March 16.

Alan B. Leichtman, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine at U-M and his co-authors… Survival Matching Should be Used to Allocate Kidneys to Transplant Recipients   



Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that patients with an inherited kidney disease may be helped by a drug that is currently available for other uses. The findings are published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide,… Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease   



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