Kidney & Pancreas Transplant

Kidney & Pancreas Transplant News

  • Global Burden of Kidney Disease High, Inequities in Care Common By 2030, 14.5 million people around the world will have end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), yet only 5.4 million will be treated due to economic, social and political factors. And more than 2 million people will die each year due to little or no access to hemodialysis or kidney transplantation.
  • First Kidney Donor With HIV Leads Way for More Transplants An HIV-positive woman approached her doctor with a seemingly impossible idea -- she wanted to donate a kidney. Monday, she did, and ushered in what could be a new era in renal care for people with HIV.
 

Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Perspective

  • New RBI for Kidney Allografts: Can It Replace Routine Tests? Dr Desai reviews a study examining the usefulness of a new renal biopsy index (1-RBI). Could it be used in place of invasive routine biopsies in deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients?
  • The Year's Top 10 Gastroenterology Articles Dr David Johnson comments on the latest recommendations and clinical studies that are reshaping how we treat some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders.
 

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