Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center will soon begin offering kidney transplantation from deceased donors with HIV to patients with end-stage kidney disease who are HIV positive.
Despite numerous policy changes and interventions in the last two decades, significant challenges to accessing kidney transplant remain.
A study of kidney transplant recipients reveals insights into clinical conditions that can evolve over the long term and offers a comparison to transplant outcomes today.
Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital in the world to successfully perform a robotic single-port kidney transplant, which enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision.
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An enhanced level of care, from the patient’s first evaluation to post-discharge follow-ups, is key to successful kidney transplant outcomes.
Maintaining better-than-average length of stay and readmission rates takes an enhanced level of care. Kidney Transplant Program Surgical Director Alvin Wee, MD, explains.
Study looked at kidney transplant outcomes, stratified by race and ethnicity, between 2003 to 2013. Researchers hoped to find modifiable factors that could result in better outcomes for African-American kidney transplant recipients.
A study of the national kidney transplant candidate population illustrates dramatic changes in outcomes, making the findings important in considering prospective policy development, decision-making and interventions.
Alvin Wee, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, discusses the immensely gratifying process of setting up affiliate transplant programs.
Much has improved in renal transplantation over the past 20 years, helping patients directly and by extending the life of their transplanted organs.