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Kidney transplant: Donors may risk ESRD

from MedPage Today

People who donate one of their kidneys have an increased risk of developing end-stage renal disease, although the overall magnitude of that risk is small, researchers found. In an analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data paired with outcomes from CMS, the estimated risk of ESRD over 15 years was 30.8 per 10,000 in kidney donors compared with 3.9 per 10,000 in matched healthy nondonors. more

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