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Study shows many unaware that racial disparities exist on kidney transplant waitlists

Racial disparity in waitlisting prevents many Americans from getting the kidney transplants they need. Healthcare providers at dialysis facilities play an important role in kidney transplant waitlisting, but very little is...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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A Halifax kidney specialist has teamed up with computer scientists at Dalhousie University to use artificial intelligence to estimate how long a kidney transplant will last. Transplants are life-changing for patients, but...

source: CBC News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has confirmed to the Project On Government Oversight that the most transformative rule in more than 35 years of providing oversight for federal contractors recovering...

source: POGO

Every day, 33 people — disproportionately people of color — die in the U.S. as they wait for organ transplants. Most of these deaths, and the suffering that precedes it, are preventable. Given that COVID-19 causes...

source: STAT

As one of the most common opportunistic infections in immunocompromised people, cytomegalovirus is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and it continues to represent a management challenge for solid-organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients....

source: Infectious Disease Special Edition

Researchers performed a retrospective cohort study of a pediatric kidney transplant population at a New York transplant center. Findings suggest that pediatric kidney transplant recipients are at risk for development of COVID‐19 infection....

source: Pediatric Transplantation

All too often, patients with high levels of antibodies face major challenges getting a transplant. These highly sensitized patients have a much higher risk of death while waiting for suitable organs they are less likely to reject....

source: Mayo Clinic via EurekAlert!

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