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ASN Press Releases: 2020

KIDNEY STRUCTURAL FEATURES FROM LIVING DONORS PREDICT TRANSPLANT FAILURE IN RECIPIENTS

Latest Release: KIDNEY STRUCTURAL FEATURES FROM LIVING DONORS PREDICT TRANSPLANT FAILURE IN RECIPIENTS

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Subtle structural features of donated kidneys—which were observed through biopsies taken at the time of donation—were associated with the longevity of organs after they were transplanted.

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STUDY EXAMINES RELIABILITY OF BIOPSIES FROM DONATED KIDNEYS PRIOR TO TRANSPLANTATION

Latest Release: STUDY EXAMINES RELIABILITY OF BIOPSIES FROM DONATED KIDNEYS PRIOR TO TRANSPLANTATION

Thursday, January 23, 2020
In analyses of biopsies of deceased donor kidneys, a repeat biopsy often showed very different findings than the initial biopsy, calling into question decisions to decline an organ based on the initial biopsy findings. Although the first biopsy findings were not associated with post-transplant outcomes, findings from the second biopsies—which were performed in a relatively standardized manner at one organ procurement organization and read by the same group of pathologists—provided useful information about how well the organ functioned after transplantation.

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