Navigation Links
Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds
Date:1/18/2011

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Kidneys from live donors that are transported across town or across the country are as safe to use in transplants as a kidney from a donor in the same hospital as the recipient, says a new study.

Researchers followed up on 56 kidneys from live donors that were exchanged among 30 transplant centers in the United States and Canada. All of the transplanted organs survived and quickly began making urine and clearing creatinine out of the recipients' bodies.

The kidneys in the study were kept on ice and traveled an average distance of 792 miles, with a range of less than one mile to 2,570 miles. On average, the organs spent 7.6 hours outside the body, with a range of 2.5 to 14.5 hours. About 87 percent of the kidneys were transported by air and 13 percent by motor vehicle.

"There was no difference in how well the kidneys functioned compared to those transplanted immediately from someone in a nearby operating room in the same hospital," Dr. Dorry L. Segev, an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a Hopkins news release.

The study was published online Jan. 10 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

The researchers said their findings support the growing practice of kidney exchanges, in which an incompatible donor gives a kidney on a loved one's behalf so that person can get a compatible kidney from another donor in return.

"As the national system expands, shipping kidneys will become more and more necessary," Segev said. "Kidney exchanges have gone from being something you do at your own center to something done by working together nationwide. And now we know kidneys can be safely transported anywhere."

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplant.

'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Infant Organ Donors Could Help Meet Transplant Needs: Study
2. New Method Might Raise Number of Donor Lungs
3. Despite economic slump, donors give generously to global health, though at a slower rate
4. Donor race may impact recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant patients
5. Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study
6. Henry Ford Hospital study: Donor Risk Index does not impact outcomes on a small scale
7. Health Literacy Innovations Announces 1st Annual Health Literacy Innovator Award — Anonymous Donor Offers Prize Money To Winners
8. International News Channel Profiles Egg Donor Surrogacy USA
9. IAS urges donors to maintain commitment to global HIV response ahead of the G8 Summit
10. Filtering donor blood reduces heart, lung complications
11. Metabolic syndrome in living kidney donors worsens function of remaining kidney
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Donor Kidneys Travel Safely, Study Finds
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The NLN’s ... development programs this month. Faculty have been selected ... nurse educators fast-tracked for administrative leadership roles within ... Program for Simulation Educators, featuring a curriculum uniquely ... nursing education. , Twenty nurse educators were ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in Arizona home contracting services reports a record number ... quality services in 2014. As a company that has ... 1970s, Parker and Sons is a business that is ... works side-by-side with other top quality companies in Arizona ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 22, 2014 Recently, BambooFlooringChina.com, a ... strand woven bamboo flooring collection , and launched a ... The promotion is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , ... bamboo is the hardest bamboo flooring available today; it ... that of traditional teak hardwoods. Strand woven bamboo is ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... BellasDress.com offers a wide range of women’s ... announces its BellasDress Christmas Sale , offering big ... , BellasDress is a famous online supplier of women’s ... a series of promotions. The dress experts of the ... “We are proud of offering high quality wedding dresses ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 When families ... lice, who do they call? The new answer is ... Coral Gables FL 33134, their newest treatment center will be ... pest quickly, conveniently and without the use of harmful chemicals ... is scheduled for January 1, 2015. Like the company’s first ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com Announced Its Durable Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring Collection 2Health News:BellasDress.com Announces its BellasDress Christmas Sale 2Health News:All-Natural Florida Lice Removal Company Opens New Lice Treatment Salon In South Florida 2
... Amateur or Weekend Warrior, there are Five Things You Need to ... and Sports Center , ... Marina del Rey, Calif. ... Beijing following years of intense training, conditioning and sacrifice in the ...
... from ground beef purchased at Columbus-area Kroger store , ... ... [The Donahey Law Firm]], one of the oldest personal injury ... in Franklin County Court (Case No. 08CV9804) against The Kroger Co., ...
... WASHINGTON, July 24 Speaker Nancy Pelosi,released the following ... Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership Against HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, and,Malaria ... Senate last,week, passed the House this evening by a ... President for his signature into law., "Today the ...
... Report ... July 24 Are you an e-patient?,Studies show that ... information. Thanks to Web 2.0, e-patients now have even ... care and learn about,advanced medical technologies. Go to ...
... Help Desk Support Offering to Hospitals in ... TROY, Mich., July 24 CareTech Solutions, an ... systems,announced that it would begin offering its Service ... desk, as a stand-alone service to,support the unique ...
... Health and nutrition researcher Frank,Ervolino, ND, investigated ... the risks associated with stimulants. He reports that,Appetite ... Zurich,Pharmaceuticals, makes novel use of an established ingredient ... to lose weight. In fact, in the,U.S., where ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hydration Will Be Key For Beijing Bound Olympians, What Every Athlete Must Know 2Health News:Hydration Will Be Key For Beijing Bound Olympians, What Every Athlete Must Know 3Health News:Hydration Will Be Key For Beijing Bound Olympians, What Every Athlete Must Know 4Health News:Hydration Will Be Key For Beijing Bound Olympians, What Every Athlete Must Know 5Health News:Donahey Law Firm Files E. Coli Product Liability Lawsuit Against Kroger Company in Franklin County Court 2Health News:Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Global AIDS Legislation 2Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 2Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 3Health News:Internet Video Revolution - Sutter Health Harnesses Power of Web 2.0 to Inform Customers 4Health News:CareTech Solutions 'Service Desk' Equals Help Desk 'Plus' 2Health News:New Natural Product from Zurich Pharmaceuticals Downs Appetite 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... , December 18, 2014 ... application/module that is used to store, manipulate, and ... comprises a patient tracking and scheduling system, result ... of RIS with HIS and other databases improves ... registration and patient scheduling, patient list management, radiology ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  Sage Analytics ... generation of equipment for the testing of marijuana ... of the new Luminary™ Profiler, the industry,s first ... measurement in a cost-effective, portable unit. ... specific needs of the cannabis industry, the Luminary™ ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ) today ... year 2015 results on Thursday, January 22, 2015, after the ... ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US Pacific ... operating results and future outlook. The earnings call ... and the live webcast of the call can be accessed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2
... demonstrated significant improvement in ADHD symptoms in adults, ... SHP,Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today,presented ... in which VYVANSE,demonstrated significant improvements in Attention Deficit ... safety and efficacy,endpoints., "Adults with ADHD often ...
... to Produce Therapeutic Proteins at Tumor,Site, ARLINGTON ... surgeons have delivered cancer fighting proteins through,skin flaps ... 79 percent reduction,in tumor volume, according to a ... Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American,Society ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Results of the Phase III Pivotal Study of VYVANSE(TM) (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults Presented at National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists 2Results of the Phase III Pivotal Study of VYVANSE(TM) (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults Presented at National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists 3Results of the Phase III Pivotal Study of VYVANSE(TM) (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults Presented at National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists 4Results of the Phase III Pivotal Study of VYVANSE(TM) (Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate) for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults Presented at National Scientific Meeting of Psychiatrists 5Skin Flaps Deliver Cancer-fighting Therapy, ASPS Study Reveals 2Skin Flaps Deliver Cancer-fighting Therapy, ASPS Study Reveals 3