Teenage kidney transplant recipients in more danger of graft loss

07/29/2013 | HealthDay News

An analysis of data on almost 169,000 kidney transplant recipients revealed that undergoing first kidney transplantation between ages 14 and 16 was associated with increased risk of transplant failure, particularly among black patients. The likelihood of dying after the procedure was 175% greater in 14-year-olds who were covered by public insurance and had received the organ from a deceased donor compared with privately insured patients who got their kidney from a living donor. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Associate Director, Compliance Business Partner I
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT
European Sales Manager
SentreHEART, Inc.
Germany, Benelux, UK
REG AFFAIRS PROJ MGR - 1400000A7F
Abbott
San Jose, CA
SPECIALIST II SYSTEMS INTEGRATION - 140000033P
Abbott
Dallas, TX
Attorney
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Office of the Chief Counsel
Silver Spring, MD, MD