Navigation Links
Kidney Donors Go On to Lead Long, Healthy Lives
Date:3/9/2010

have read in the transplant literature and recognize in our own practices," Cooper said. "Kidney donation is a safe process in the hands of a responsible transplant center that values the long-term health of living donors."

Still, the study authors noted that it's important to continue to monitor and gather data on donors over the long term. The national registry includes health information only up to a year or two post-transplant. The researchers used the Social Security Death Master File to determine who died, but could not analyze quality of life or any other health issues that might have developed.

"In that long gap of time between one year and many decades after the surgery, we don't have a lot of information about what happens with living donors," Cooper said.

Previous research has also shown kidney donation to be overwhelmingly safe. A study published in 2009 in the New England Journal of Medicine tracked nearly 3,700 kidney donors from as far back as 1963 and found their life expectancy was the same as those who didn't donate.

While the donors in that study were primarily white, in the current study 13 percent of donors were black and 12 percent were Hispanic, a more accurate reflection of who donates, Segev noted.

More information

The United Network for Organ Sharing has more on becoming a living donor.



SOURCES: Dorry Segev, M.D., Ph.D., transplant surgeon and director, clinical research in transplant surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore; Matthew Cooper, M.D., chairman, United Network for Organ Sharing living donor committee, and director, kidney transplant and clinical research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; March 10, 2010, Journal of the American Medical Association


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Satellite Healthcare Celebrates World Kidney Day and National Kidney Month
2. Knowing Your Kidney Number Could Save Your Life
3. Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
4. Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men
5. Hot Pepper Itch Remedy Targets Kidney Disease Patients Suffering From Chronic Pruritus
6. Transplant drug preserves kidneys, avoids toxicity
7. Kidney Patients From Across South Carolina Visit State Capitol to Encourage Policies that Improve Patient Access to Life-Saving Dialysis and Transplant Care
8. National Kidney Month 2010: Stories of Hope About the Prevention and Maintenance of Kidney Disease from The Kidney TRUST
9. American Kidney Fund Raises Awareness, Honors Kidney Heroes during National Kidney Month
10. Board Certified Renal Specialist, Nina Kolbe, Publishes Second Edition of Kidney Health Gourmet: A Diet Guide and Kidney Friendly Recipes for People Not on Dialysis
11. Walk KidneyWise Los Angeles to Help Launch KidneyWise with Fundraising Walk in Santa Monica
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the ... a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost ... a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, ... The experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Residents ... Retirement Community, recently showed their generous spirit by ... the Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ... children gathered around the largest Christmas tree on ... presents purchased by residents of the Abernethy Village ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Epigenetics finds ... science research, including oncology, drug discovery, developmental biology, and ... emerging as one of the most widely used techniques ... to GLOBOCAN, the prevalence of cancer is rapidly growing ... cases, 8.2 million cancer deaths, and 32.6 million people ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 Dr. Vu ... the expansion of his practice and med-spa with the ... practice’s growing list of cosmetic treatments and services. , ... into the skin,” says Dr. Ho. “As a result ... such as wrinkles, sun spots, discolorations or blemishes.” , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mike Billings , PT, MS, CEEAA, President ... PT, MBA, GCS, Director of Professional Development to discuss ... of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act ... the Infinicast, the two leaders discuss how the IMPACT ... to standardize post-acute assessment data for quality, payment, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Dr. Vu Ho Expands Facial Plastic Surgery Practice to Include New Skin Care Treatment 2Health News:Latest Episode of Infinicast Features Infinity Rehab President Discussing IMPACT Act of 2014 and Changes for Post-Acute Therapy Providers in 2015 2
... April 27 Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the industry ... announces the expansion of its Thermal Angel sales and ... mortality by quickly controlling core body temperature and infection ... administration. In emergency medicine, the golden hour refers to ...
... Members to Help Raise Obesity on the Nation,s Public ... health associations and obesity experts joined the S ... P revent (STOP) Obesity Alliance today as the organization ... grappling with the high costs of weight-related health conditions ...
... illnesses in which the immune system creates autoantibodies to ... non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation (ARF) explain that the antibodies ... human genes and gene products by hidden bacteria. , ... bacteria capable of causing human disease, But DNA discoveries ...
... Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: ... has granted marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene), a ... of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women at increased risk ... risk treatment guidelines and assessment tool for calculating ...
... Study shows those who respond to lapatinib survive longer, , , ... be used to treat aggressive inflammatory breast cancer, suggest the ... cancer accounts for up to 6 percent of all invasive ... to the researchers. Symptoms include rapid onset of swelling, ...
... to mirror Mandela,s values NEW YORK, April 27 46664 ... the world to support the creation of an official ... Mr. Mandela,s birthday. This celebration of Nelson Mandela,s life will ... recognize their individual power to make an imprint and help ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thermal Angel Supports Infection Control During the Golden Hour 2Health News:As Health Reform Takes Shape, Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Effort to Keep Obesity Front and Center 2Health News:As Health Reform Takes Shape, Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Effort to Keep Obesity Front and Center 3Health News:As Health Reform Takes Shape, Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Effort to Keep Obesity Front and Center 4Health News:'Autoantibodies' may be created in response to bacterial DNA 2Health News:Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture 2Health News:Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture 3Health News:Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture 4Health News:Drug May Help Against Inflammatory Breast Cancer 2Health News:46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation Call for Establishment of Global 'Mandela Day' 2Health News:46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation Call for Establishment of Global 'Mandela Day' 3Health News:46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation Call for Establishment of Global 'Mandela Day' 4Health News:46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation Call for Establishment of Global 'Mandela Day' 5
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK and LONDON ... in global orthopedic industry are expected to grow at ... consumption in terms of value and volume. Hip, knee ... the developed world while in emerging economies they have ... failure rates are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... KENNEWICK, Wash. , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... stage development company engaged primarily in the development ... and therapeutic applications, today announced that it has ... the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing ... to Section 513(f)(2) of the U.S. Food, Drug ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... GEVA ), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products ... European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the Marketing Authorization ... The EMA recently granted the company,s request for ... the EMA,s regulatory review time.   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3
... by Nobel laureate Paul Greengard, Medical Director of The Michael ... Dr. Jennifer L. Warner-Schmidt in New York and colleagues in ... the brain protein called p11 could lead pharmaceutical companies to ... rather than the weeks or even months required by current ...
... 23 Since 1993, when the PLCO trial was started, ... anticipation, as have others. The initial report of the results ... trial -- published last week in the New England Journal ... , * The studies offer conflicting evidence about the possibility ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs 2A Joint Statement From America's Prostate Cancer Advocacy, Education, and Support Organizations 2A Joint Statement From America's Prostate Cancer Advocacy, Education, and Support Organizations 3
RM-1970 Mucotome ergonomic design with E-Type coupling, designed for mucosal repair surgery....
RM-1900 Dermatome developed for reconstructive plastic surgery with E-Type coupling. Dermatome with 50 mm cutting width....
... The New Model C Dermatome - reaching ... switch - Push forward to operate in the ... mode. Autoclavable - the entire instrument and hose ... - Cut grafts in 2-, 3-, or 4-inch ...
A finely parallel striated (scratched) clear plastic membrane encapsulated between glass plates....
Medicine Products: