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Bowel cancer alert for kidney patients who receive transplants - Herald Sun

Bowel cancer alert for kidney patients who receive transplants - Herald Sun | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

In the first study of its kind to provide reliable data, published in the prestigious British Medical Journal recently, the researchers have found that kidney transplant recipients aged over 50 years of age are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

 

The link to the the full published article-

http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e4657

 

 

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Transplant Failure Portends Higher Mortality Risk - Renal and Urology News

Transplant Failure Portends Higher Mortality Risk - Renal and Urology News | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

This report is of an analysis of the United Kingdom Renal registry data presented at an international scientific meeting June 2012.

 

Patients starting dialysis after primary renal transplant graft failure and who are then  waitlisted for repeat transplantation have a higher risk of dying over the first three years, compared to patients waiting for their first renal transplant. There are a number of possible reasons for this result......

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