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Solid Organ Transplant Tag

Findings presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2018 suggest that gout, a risk factor for serious poor health outcomes, is much more common among solid organ transplant recipients than in the general U.S. population. Using 2016 claims data, researchers found that the prevalence of active gout was 11.3% among solid organ transplant recipients - particularly kidney and heart transplant recipients -  compared...

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Nearly 2,000 children under 18 years old are on the U.S. organ transplant waiting list. Of those, approximately 500 are children ages 1 to 5. In order to raise awareness of the need for organ donors, several transplant organizations - including Transplant Families - is introducing the first annual National Pediatric Transplant Week, April 23-27. As part of National Donate Life Month, this week gives...

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