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Renal transplant waiting list time?

Renal transplant waiting list time?

Can be years: There are about 90, 000 americans waiting for a kidney transplant and about 10, 000 deceased donor kidneys available each year. Therefore, kidneys are offered based on formulas that primarily consider length of time waiting, tissue type and ABO blood type, sensitization, distance from center, and < age 18. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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Can a forgeiner register waiting list about looking for kidney transplant in usa??

Can a forgeiner register waiting list about looking for kidney transplant in usa??

Here are some ...: For the sense of humanity & political correctness, yes but for reality, no. Remember: Nothing is free but always comes with a price. Who is going to pay such a price? That get be paid by someone fulfilling their obligations to stack the resource for someone to take away at asserting their rights. ...Read more

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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

Over 90,000: Currently in the United States about 93, 000 candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant. There are about 17, 000 performed annually. ...Read more

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Where's shortest wait for heart transplant?

Where's shortest  wait for heart transplant?

See below: That's not how it works in the U.S. Everyone who needs an organ transplant is pooled together and ranked according to their condition and severity. Then when a match becomes available, they go down the national list. So an organ procured in california may go to someone in ohio. It all depends on your severity and genetic factors. See unos (united network for organ sharing) for details. ...Read more

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Please describe the minimum age for kidney donation?

Please describe the minimum age for kidney donation?

Varies: I assume you are asking about living donation. Most kidney transplant programs will consider you if you are 21 years of age or older. Some will even consider patients who are 18 years of age. A lot depends on how emotionally mature the potential donor is and whether he/she understands the potential risks of living kidney donation. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for kidney transplant patient for colds?

Colds: Traditional cold are usually viruses. There is no medication that will treat the cold. You just need to treat you symptoms to make you comfortable until you body can fight off your cold. You should get your flu shot every year. Wash you hands often for prevention. ...Read more

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How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

How long is a live kidney donation surgery for the donor?

2.5 to 4 hours: There is some variability, but the surgery can last from 2.5 to 4 hours. The procedure can be done laparoscopically or via a larger incision (open donor nephrectomy). The recovery time for a laparoscopic donation is usually shorter than the open donor nephrectomy. ...Read more

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How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

How long is the wait for a kidney transplant?

Months to Many Years: No clear answer since it depends on your degree of sensitization to hla antigens, your ABO blood type, and the region of the country you live in. It can range from months to many years. A lucky few % receive a perfectly (hla) matched kidney from anywhere in the country. These are called zero mismatched shared kidneys. The best way to reduce waiting time is try and find a willing living donor. ...Read more

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Why is there a chemotherapy shortage and a waiting list for cancer patients?

Why is there a chemotherapy shortage and a waiting list for cancer patients?

Variable: There has been some difficulty in getting hold of some of the older Generic drugs. Many companies have stopped making them because of the smaller profit margin. FDA has responsibility in working on this issue but it may take government intervention. In the meantime, your oncologist can often substitute another drug in place of the unavailable drug in most cases. Canada is another source to import ...Read more

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What is the average waiting time for a lung transplant?

What is the average waiting time for a lung transplant?

Depends on variables: Many variables to consider such as : location, size of lung, sensitization, cause of lung failure. ...Read more

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How many people die each year on the waiting list for organ donation?

How many people die each year on the  waiting list for organ donation?

Over 7,000 each yr.: Over 7, 000 of the more than 100, 000 patients on the list die waiting each year. One of our patients died this weekend while awaiting a combined liver and kidney transplant. Very sad. Detailed data on organ transplantion can be gleaned from the national transplant registry at ustransplant.Org and quick facts about transplantion found at unos.Org. ...Read more

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

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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Is marcain safe for kidney transplant patients to use for foot neuropathy?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Probably okay...: Probably ok to use it sporadically except someone with hypersensitivity to it. Since caring neuropathy usually is a long-term and recurrent matter, please consult the pain experts for detailed long planning. Congratulation for your success in renal transplant! to max such medical benefit, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession. Welcome to visit www.Formefirst.Com. ...Read more

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How long is the average wait for a liver transplant?

How long is the average wait for a liver transplant?

Varies: It is difficult to give an "average" wait time, because the wait time is dependent on how sick the person is. At this time, there are not enough livers for the number of people needing them. A score (meld score) is commonly used to determine who is most severely ill, and most in need of an urgent transplant. One person's wait time may be much different than another's, based on how sick he/she is. ...Read more

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For post kidney transplants, what is your duration of prograf use?

In most instances,: a transplant recipient will be on tacrolimus (Prograf) as long as the transplanted organ continues to function. However, if adverse effects of the drug may lead to switching the drug with another class of agent. ...Read more

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Is there an age limit for a kidney transplantation?

Is there an age limit for a kidney transplantation?

No absolute number: No absolute number. Infants have been successfully transplanted as well as a few recipients in their 80s. It would be uncommon to receive a kidney transplant over age 75. The degree of co-morbidity (other diseases) are often the limiting factor, in particular heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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Is kidney transplantation a viable option for people with kidney cancer?

Is kidney transplantation a viable option for people with kidney cancer?

Yes: Small cancers found incidentally have little impact on the ability to get a kidney transplant. Larger tumors or those that have spread away from the kidney will require the patient to wait a period of time (usually 3-5 years) to make sure that the cancer is "cured" before they are allowed to receive a kidney transplant. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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