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SAN DIEGO — Renal transplantation reduced the mortality risk compared with remaining on a waitlist among patients with end-stage renal disease due to granulomatosis with polyangiitis, according to findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.
Zachary S. Wallace, MD, of the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, suggested that previous data have not investigated whether transplantation or remaining waitlisted for transplantation carries the most optimal survival benefit among
Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another or from a donor site to another location on the patient's own body, for the purpose of replacing the recipient's damaged or absent organ. The emerging field of regenerative ...
Nephrology - kidney function
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Systemic conditions...