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Study: Living donor comorbidities are increasing

from Renal & Urology News

Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1 percent and a mean 3.7 days, respectively, in 1998 to 7.6 percent and a mean of 2.5 days, respectively, in 2010, but presence of documented comorbid conditions has increased, a study of living kidney donors has revealed. Jesse D. Schold, PhD, and colleagues reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that depression, hypothyroidism, hypertension and obesity became more prevalent among donors over time, with longer lengths of stay associated with obesity, depression, hypertension and pulmonary disorders. more

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