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Concerns Of Living Kidney Donors…

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Concerns Of Living Kidney Donors…In a new study that examined living kidney donors’ concerns about their decision to undergo kidney removal, long-term kidney health, aspects of surgery and recovery, and impacts on life satisfaction were among those that donors felt were most important.

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Antibiotics Linked To Increased Kidney Stone Risk

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Because perturbations in bacterial communities residing in the intestines and urinary tract have been associated with nephrolithiasis, a team led by Gregory Tasian and Michelle Denburg examined whether the use of antibiotics might affect individuals’ risk of developing the condition.The potential to promote antibiotic resistance in bacteria isn’t the only reason to avoid using antibiotics when possible. A new study reveals that antibiotics are also linked with an increased risk of developing kidney stones, with the greatest risk among children.

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Most Living Kidney Donors Are Women…

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A new study reveals that changes in living kidney donation over the last decade have varied by sex, resulting in a widened gap in donation between women and men. Income may be an important factor contributing to this discrepancy.

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Kidney Stones Are On The Rise…

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Kidney Stones Are On The Rise…Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient. Growing evidence suggests that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing steadily, especially in women.

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Old Age Should Not Exclude Organ Donation After Death

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In a recent study, patient and organ survival rates were similar following transplantation using kidneys from donors aged 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70-79 years, and ≥80 years.

Washington: New research suggests that age cut-offs for deceased organ donors prevent quality kidneys from being available to patients in need of life-saving transplants. A study appearing in recent issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology found that even kidneys from donors ≥80 years of age can function for years after transplantation.

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