Navigation Links
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds
Date:1/31/2013

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Black people and those without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before their condition deteriorates to the point that they need dialysis, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore.

This racial health disparity shows that more needs to be done to ensure the equitable timing of transplants, the researchers said. They added that the longer patients remain on dialysis, the worse they do after receiving a donor kidney.

"We found that, while some regions performed ... transplants more than others, region was not a big factor in determining preemptive transplant rates," Dr. Morgan Grams said in a university news release.

"Rather, we were struck by the disparities by race and insurance type: African-Americans were much less likely to receive kidney transplantation prior to requiring dialytic support, as were those with public or no insurance."

Demand for donor kidneys exceeds supply of the organs. In some places, patients can wait up to six years for a kidney to become available. In other locations, patients receive a transplant even before they need dialysis.

For the study, published Jan. 31 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the researchers analyzed data on deceased adults in the United States who received their first kidney transplant between 1995 and 2011. The patients were divided into two groups: those who received their transplant early and were on dialysis for one year or less and those who received their transplant late.

The study revealed that 9 percent of the transplant recipients received a donor kidney early. The researchers noted that those with private insurance or a previous transplant not involving the kidney were more likely to be treated early on. Black people, the study showed, were 66 percent less likely than white people to receive a transplant before being on dialysis for more than a year.

The study's authors found little difference in survival rates among patients who received a kidney transplant before dialysis and those who had the operation within one year of starting dialysis.

Nearly 90,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant. The researchers pointed out that many transplant candidates will die before they receive a donor organ.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on kidney transplants.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Jan. 31, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study
2. Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids
3. High Blood Pressure Poses Bigger Stroke Risk for Blacks, Study Says
4. Meditation Might Cut Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke in Blacks
5. Study shows whites twice as likely as blacks to get CPR from bystanders
6. Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
7. Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
8. Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes
9. Marriage has different meanings for blacks and whites
10. 9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease
11. Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant Early On, Study Finds
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize each ... Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into hand ... select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the Final ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated ... has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure ... doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. ... and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. If ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... OTTAWA, Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS ... the Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to ... the Company,s stock which is currently listed on the ... S Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing ... be difficult to understand, not only by the Company, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics ... significant unmet needs, today announced the closing of ... shares of common stock, at the public offering ... shares in the offering were offered by GBT. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , June 24, 2016 ... a set of recommendations that would allow ... information (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage ... determine the "value" of new medicines. The ... that does not appear on the drug label, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: