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New Study: Donated Kidneys From Marijuana-Using Donors Seems Safe

Live kidney donation by marijuana smokers seems safe for donors and recipients, according to the results of a new study published in Clinical Kidney Journal. The study also finds no difference in post-operative kidney function between...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is a malignancy predominantly arising in the bladder. Upper tract UC (UUC) is uncommon, accounting only for 5-10% of the cases. High incidence of neoplasms are associated with immunosuppressive...

source: Clinical Transplantation

Clinical manifestations of human parvovirus B19 infection can vary widely and may be atypical in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. However, disease is apparent when there is destruction...

source: Clinical Transplantation

Tacrolimus trough and dose requirements vary dramatically between individuals of European and African American ancestry. These differences are less well described in other populations. We conducted an...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Transplant centers may decline an import pancreas offer because based on demographics and labs, absent information about actual gland quality. The relationship between position on the match run, indicative of number of...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

In the spring of 2020, all adults in England will become organ donors, according to a new law. On March...

source: By Lynn Hetzler

Less than a decade ago, using an organ from a person with HIV in an organ donation was a federal crime due to a law passed at the height of the AIDS crisis. But last week, a medical team from Johns Hopkins Medicine made a major medical breakthrough when they performed the...

source: Healthline


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