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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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The kidney transplant waitlist in the U.S. has shrunk over the last two decades, partly because racial disparities and economics prevent younger patients from gaining access, a speaker said during the virtual American Transplant...

source: Healio

In order to determine the existence of gender and racial disparities in patients listed for LT, researchers herein performed a retrospective analysis using the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network database of patients listed...

source: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation via MD Linx

At an international conference on kidney transplantation in 1963, a disagreement broke out about exactly when a patient should be considered dead enough to become an organ donor. One doctor stood up, angrily declaring...

source: Genetic Literacy Project

Solid organ transplant recipients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 can be safely treated with monoclonal antibody therapy, a new study confirmed. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, reported that monoclonal antibody treatment was associated...

source: Physician's Weekly

New research shows bezlotoxumab is effective at reducing the risk of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections at the 90 day mark in a cohort of patients recently receiving solid-organ transplantation. “In a cohort...

source: HCP Live


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