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..

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

Number of kidneys. Each person receiving a kidney transplant receives only one kidney a piece from a donor who has died. A cadaver's kidneys go to two separate people in need of them. Read more...
One-- almost always. There are exceptions where two kidneys are placed from a deceased donor into a transplant recipient. One is when both kidneys from an infant donor are placed into an adult recipient. Another exception is when both kidneys from an older donor are placed into a recipient-- usually because one kidney would not provide enough function by itself, but both kidneys would provide adequate function. Read more...
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...

For what length of time can a heart and kidney transplant recipient be expected to live until?

Transplant . Transplant survival has many components. Double transplant patients are generally very sick to start with. If they are lucky and get both organs, their long term survival depends on how they tolerate the immunosuppressive therapy and the rest of their status. Expect to live is hard to say, probably expect 5 years with more possible. Read more...

How long can a heart and kidney transplant recipient be expected to live if the transplant is successful?

No time limit. The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to last longer). Heart transplants alone previously had shorter life expectancies but with current immunosuppressive drugs and better medical management, it is not unusual to for heart transplant patients to live for much longer durations. Read more...

Can having nephrocalcinosis eventually cause you to have a kidney transplant

Yes. If your kidney stones back up your kidneys enough or cause recurrent infections, you could end up losing enough function to require going on dialysis or receiving a transplant. Read more...
Unusual but possible. Nephrocalcinosis means calcifications in the kidneys. As with any disease or metabolic problem there are many degrees of severity. This can be a component of a pathology called medullary sponge kidney, but it rarely progress to renal failure. Such patients need their blood calcium and parathyroid hormone checked. Read more...

What are some diseases that cause you to need a kidney transplant?

Renal failure. Any disease that lead to kidney failure which means the glomerular filtration rate drops under 60 and high blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. Patient may start dialysis first and then be a candidate for transplant. In adults diabetics are the main patients with renal failure. Long term hypertension cause serious damage to the kidney too. There are acquired and inherited kidney disease too. Read more...