Surgery

Racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplants

Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less ...

Medical research

New AI technology significantly improves human kidney analysis

The ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney injury common after non-kidney transplants in children

(HealthDay)—In children who receive a non-kidney solid organ transplant, acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in the first year after surgery and is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according ...

Surgery

Racial/ethnic disparities up for live donor kidney transplant

(HealthDay)—Racial/ethnic disparities in the receipt of live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) among first-time kidney transplantation candidates in the United States increased from 1995-1999 to 2010-2014, according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good long-term survival after childhood liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplantation in childhood is associated with good long-term survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Survival rates are improving for individuals with kidney failure

Individuals with kidney failure have a much higher risk of dying prematurely than people in the general population, but a new analysis indicates that this excess risk is falling. The findings, which come from a study appearing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recent change in spectrum of HIV-linked kidney disease

(HealthDay)—The spectrum of HIV-associated kidney disease has changed with the improvement of therapy for HIV infection, according to a review article published in the Dec. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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