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Research: Teens have an increased risk of kidney transplant failure

from By Joy Burgess

From Oct. 31: A group of researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville analyzed the data of more than 168,000 first kidney-only transplants between October 1987 and October 2010. According to the research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, teenagers between 14 and 15 years of age have a much higher risk of transplant failure after kidney transplantation than adults. The study shows that adolescents are more likely to have the kidney stop working than both older and younger transplant recipients. more


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