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Study: Female kidney donors have increased risk of preeclampsia

Female kidney donors double their risk of developing preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to the results of a Canadian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. While preeclampsia can pose serious health threats to the...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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ASTS is pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Chimera is now available online.

source: ASTS

Please join ASTS, AST, and representatives from the CMS Survey and Certification Group as we review the Focused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Survey (FQAPI) program and plans for 2015. The webinar will highlight the link between QAPI and the mitigating factors...

source: ASTS

Nominations for ASTS Committees close at 5 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Feb. 2. You can nominate yourself or someone else you feel is a good fit for a particular committee.

source: ASTS

The exchange of kidneys represents what economists call a repugnant market: it could be made more efficient if people were allowed to pay for them, but there are ethical concerns about introducing money into the equation. As demand far outstrips supply — the average...

source: The Atlantic

Access to a hospital operating room during surgery is typically limited to professionals, but the University of Utah is opening its hospital up to the public through social media. The entire process of a kidney transplant is being shared live Wednesday by the U. healthcare...

source: KSL-TV

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the third leading cause of late death after liver transplantation (LT). The old-PROCAM score was described in males (aged 35-65 years) to estimate cardiovascular events...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)


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