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Site updated at Thursday, 12 May 2016

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Slower recovery from kidney removal for donors

People who have a healthy kidney removed in order to donate may take a bit longer to fully recover than people who have the surgery due to kidney disease, a new study suggests. Expectations may play an important role in the differences.

The research involving 149 patients at one Canadian medical center looked at… Slower recovery from kidney removal for donors   



Active surveillance provides a viable alternative to surgery for small kidney masses

Active surveillance of small kidney masses is a safe and effective alternative to immediate surgery, with similar overall and cancer specific survival rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI.

The technique is primarily used to treat elderly patients who have complex health issues or decline surgery.… Active surveillance provides a viable alternative to surgery for small kidney masses   



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