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Doctor insights on: First Kidney Transplant In Humans

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What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

What causes depression in kidney transplant recipients ?

May be: From fear from the fact of possible body rejection to the kidney as well as from the meds taken to reduce immune system reactions.. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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What is the ratio of failed kidney transplants to total kidney transplants?

What is the ratio of failed kidney transplants to total kidney transplants?

Less than 10%: The question is about survival, which is usually measured as percentage of surviving (not failed) kidneys transplanted after a time period, usually one year. Kidney transplant survival after one year is routinely in the 90% range. It depends on the type of kidney transplant (living donor vs deceased donor) the quality of the donor kidney and the health of the transplant recipient. ...Read more

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Living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?

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Living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?

No : No the donor does not have to be the same size. We have transplanted adult kidneys into children and pairs of adult kidneys into a single recipient. ...Read more

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What plants cause kidney failure in humans?

What plants cause kidney failure in humans?

Examples: These include aristolochia, asarum (both cause chinese hern nephropathy), flavinoids, chapparal, etc. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how is the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

It isn't: There is no inner action on the transplanted kidney. It doesn't need one. It is a complex filtering system that doesn't require input from your brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Can a person have multiple kidney transplants in their life?

Yes: There are many people who receive their second kidney transplants during their lifetime. I am aware of a couple of patients who received a total of four renal transplants in their lifetimes. ...Read more

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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month. ...Read more

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How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

How many years of life does the donor sacrifice in a partial liver transplant?

None: There should be no change in the partial liver donor's life expectancy. The remaining liver will be sufficient to allow for a full normal life. ...Read more

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Disseminated adehocarcinoma this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Disseminated adehocarcinoma  this along with immunosuppressed + renal transplant is on my fathers death certificate?

Was this a surprise?: I am going to assume this was completed by his physician and that this physician was reasonably competent. If some or all of this was news to you, then probably dad had health issues that he concealed from you, probably because he cared and wanted you to go on with your life untroubled. Now that he is gone, set up a conference with his physician. I wish you comfort. ...Read more

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What is kidney transplantation surgery like for the recipient of the kidney?

What is kidney transplantation surgery like for the recipient of the kidney?

Well tolerated: Since the placement of the transplanted kidney is superficial in the above the groin area in the lower abdomen, the surgery is easier than the donor's surgery and has a short healing time. Usually the recipient leaves the hospital before the donor in the living-donor transplant. The newly placed kidney starts making urine usually in the operating room after being connected. ...Read more

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After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

After doing kidney transplant how does the nerve supply of the transplanted kidney established?

Usually: No functional nerve supply is established immediately after transplant. That is why transplanted kidneys that are infected often do not hurt. Anatomical regrowth of nerves can happen over time. ...Read more

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Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Is a kidney transplant necessary to save the other kidney?

Purpose of Renal Tx: When a person has renal failure, it is not just one kidney but both kidneys that have inadequate function. Therefore, a new kidney is needed to assume enough kidney function so that excess electrolytes (potassium, phosphorus) and fluids can be excreted. ...Read more

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After finding the matched kidney from living donor; doctor will take out the kidney of living donor before doing the operation to the receipt right??

After finding the matched kidney from living donor; doctor will take out the kidney of living donor before doing the operation to the receipt right??

Kidney paired exchan: You are referring to a kidney paired exchange program where a living donor matched for you is donating on behalf of another recipient who will receive a kidney from another donor more compatible to them. Yes, you are correct that the donor surgery always precedes the recipient surgery and the kidney is removed, prepared and implanted into your pelvic area. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplant patients have cats in their homes?

Yes they can: No reason not to have cats unless subject or family is allergic to them. ...Read more

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What is involved in a kidney transplant?

Major Commitment: A kidney transplant is a major surgical procedure which is followed by close attention from your doctors, nurses, and of course yourself. For those with renal failure it is the best way to approach pre-illness levels of activity and well being. It requires daily medications and close clinical monitoring. ...Read more

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Can kidney transplants take place in small children?

Over 40 lbs or so: Fortunately, not many small children develop chronic kidney failure and require transplants. However, once they reach a minimum size of approximately 40 lbs, they are candidates for a transplant. The adult sized kidney is placed in the abdomen (if a woman's belly can stretch to hold a 9 month pregnancy, a child's belly can stretch to hold the kidney). Results are usually excellent. ...Read more

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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more