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Study: ADPKD patients at higher risk for diabetes after transplant

According to a new meta-analysis, patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease are more likely to develop diabetes following kidney transplantation. The analysis was carried out by researchers at the Mayo Clinic who looked...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons is pleased to announce several new initiatives introduced today, June 13, as part of the White House Organ Summit. ASTS was represented by President Charlie Miller, M.D., President-Elect Tim Pruett, M.D., and Executive Director...

source: ASTS

The nation's largest health insurer said it will pay up to $5,000 in travel expenses for people donating kidneys to its health plan members as a way to improve care and reduce the huge cost of dialysis and related treatment. UnitedHealth...

source: Forbes

Just a few decades ago, organ transplantation was still a relatively new frontier in medicine. In recent years, however, much has changed. Clinical advances, greater numbers of organ donors, changing reimbursement structures, sophisticated administrative models, and ever-tightening...

source: HealthLeaders Media

There's a worldwide shortage of donor organs. Some people spend years on a transplant list, and others lose their lives while waiting. But what if we could change that by growing organs? It isn't the premise of a science-fiction movie....

source: CNN

Over the past two decades, there have been increasingly long waiting times for heart transplantation. We studied the relationship between heart transplant waiting time and transplant failure (removal from the waitlist,...

source: Epidemiology (login required)

It is essential that hospitals and health professionals establish systems to facilitate patients' organ donation wishes. Donation education has been neither standardized nor systematic, and resources related to donation processes...

source: Journal of Critical Care (login required)

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