Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marijuana use has no effect on kidney transplant outcomes

A new study in Clinical Kidney Journal indicates that the usage of marijuana by kidney donors has no measurable effect upon the outcomes of kidney transplants for donors or recipients. This study is the first to investigate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does the US discard too many transplantable kidneys?

Comparing transplant data between countries may help address the global organ shortage, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. The study ...

Surgery

Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives

New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can older adults safely donate kidneys?

With increasing organ demand, living kidney donation from older donors has become more common. A new Clinical Transplantation study indicates that kidney donation among carefully-selected adults over 60 years of age poses ...

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