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Dr. Robert Bennett
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What tests do they do on the cadaver kidney befor it is given to a kidney transplant person?

What tests do they do on the cadaver  kidney befor it is given to a kidney transplant person?

CADAVERIC KIDNEY: The blood tests done on potential donors is extensive. There are no tests done on the actual kidneys themselves. At times there is a cat scan done prior to death that can see a small mass or cyst on them. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Usually 1: Most if the time 1 kidney is transplanted. Occasionally 2 very small (pediatric) kidneys are kept connected to each other and transplanted "e bloc" - they grow quickly. Some older kidneys with low function are transplanted together (but separated) to try to provide enough function in combination. The recipient should understand and give consent (or not) in advance. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Can patient with fsgs and aiha undergo kidney transplant ? Whether the patient should go for live donor or cadaver transplant ? What r success rate?

Fsgs recurs but,: Fsgs is okay to transplant whether live donor or not! however, recurrence, is possible. Fsgs returns in about one third of the transplanted kidneys i.e. Every 3 persons with kidney failure due to fsgs who get transplant, one of them will see fsgs affecting his transplant. The disease may take years to appear however. So, possible recurrence is not a reason to not transplant persons with fsgs. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
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How long does a transplanted kidney typically last?

How long does a transplanted kidney typically last?

Over 90% at 1 year: Over 90% of kidneys are working at 1 yr. But only half from deceased donors are working at 8-9 years and about half from living donors are working at 11-12 years. There are some sub groups in each category that can be predicted to work a few years more or less than the averages quoted. There are also some important characteristics in the recipients that strongly influence the outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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Can someone tell me how long will a transplanted kidney last?

Can someone tell me how long will a transplanted kidney last?

Depends: on the type of transplanted kidneys. If one receives a deceased donor (cadaveric) kidney, it usually lasts 8-12 years whereas a living donor kidney is likely to last twice as long. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chao
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How long will a transplanted kidney last in your body ?

How long will a transplanted kidney last in your body ?

Depends on the: Person, the kidney and your immune system. And of course the way it was tranplanted into your body - the mechanics of the blood flow. Kidney rejection is complex and i hope you do not reject your kidney. But... This will be explained by your nephrologist and transplant surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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In kidney transplantation, which kidney lasts longer: living related or living unrelated? Or both will have same effect?

In kidney transplantation, which kidney lasts longer: living related or living unrelated? Or both will have same effect?

Living related: Both kidneys do well because they are living i.e. Are transferred from donor to recipient fresh. There is no downtime like in the case of the cadaveric kidney where the recipient is called after the kidney becomes available. Accordingly that kidney waits out of body for sometime. The living related has a better chance of match than living unrelated, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Friedman
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How long could disability last for a kidney/pancreas transplant patient?

Catch 22 answer: With successful transplantation and a robust recipient, there should not be any left over disability. The patient should be capable of working within approximately 2-3 months. But many diabetics who need these transplants have serious visual and foot problems that cause permanent disabilities. When possible, the point of transplant is full return to all of life. The judgement is made individually. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
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How many years does a kidney transplant last?

How many years does a kidney transplant last?

Depends on source: It depends on the donor source and ages of the donor and recipient. About 90% of all kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 1 year. Approximately 55% of living kidney recipients and 40% of deceased donor kidney recipients are alive with a functioning graft at 10 years. Some kidneys have lasted over 30 years. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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How long does it take to get a kidney transplant when a family member wants to give you a kidney?

It depends: The potential donor has to undergo a thorough donor evaluation. If all the initial tests are entirely normal, the whole process may be done in 1-2 weeks; however, if additional tests are needed, the evaluation can take several months. ...Read more

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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


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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more


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