Tag Archives: end stage renal disease

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Transplant Decisions Complicated by Donor COVID-19 Unknowns

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

Without that clarification, organizations that facilitate transplants might not have been able to even enter a hospital. Living Donors Can Start the Process Virtually Living-donor kidney transplants, in contrast, are considered elective surgery and, under normal circumstances, can be scheduled at the convenience of the donor and …

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United States Lags Behind Other Countries in Home Dialysis

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 17, 2020 — The push for home dialysis in the United States is taking on a new urgency in the backdrop of COVID-19, according to nephrologist Christopher Chan, MD, head of the division of nephrology at University Health Network (UHN) in …

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