Health care follow-up by live kidney donors more than three yr post-nephrectomy

  • Francis L. Weng, Peter P. Reese, Amy D. Waterman, Angelo G. Soto, Kitaw Demissie, Shamkant Mulgaonkar
  • Clinical Transplantation, May 2012, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01660.x

Health Follow-Up With Kidney Donors After 3 Year

What is it about?

Live kidney donors are advised to follow up regularly with healthcare providers to monitor kidney function and to diagnose and treat relevant comorbidities. Researchers wanted to determine the frequency and correlates of follow-up care among live kidney donors.

Why is it important?

Most responding live kidney donors had seen a healthcare provider within the past year. To improve donors' follow-up, transplant centers can consider targeting donors who are younger or lack health insurance.

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