Kidney to Share

Kidney to Share

In Kidney to Share, Martha Gershun tells the story of her decision to donate a kidney to a stranger.

Author: Martha Gershun

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501755453

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 174

In Kidney to Share, Martha Gershun tells the story of her decision to donate a kidney to a stranger. She takes readers through the complex process by which such donors are vetted to ensure that they are physically and psychologically fit to take the risk of a major operation. John D. Lantos, a physician and bioethicist, places Gershun's story in the larger context of the history of kidney transplantation and the ethical controversies that surround living donors. Together, they help readers understand the discoveries that made transplantation relatively safe and effective as well as the legal, ethical, and economic policies that make it feasible. Gershun and Lantos explore the steps involved in recovering and allocating organs. They analyze the differences that arise depending on whether the organ comes from a living donor or one who has died. They observe the expertise—and the shortcomings—of doctors, nurses, and other professionals and describe the burdens that we place on people who are willing to donate. In this raw and vivid book, Gershun and Lantos ask us to consider just how far society should go in using one person's healthy body parts in order to save another person. Kidney to Share provides an account of organ donation that is both personal and analytical. The combination of perspectives leads to a profound and compelling exploration of a largely opaque practice. Gershun and Lantos pull back the curtain to offer readers a more transparent view of the fascinating world of organ donation.
Categories: Medical

Kidney Transplant Stories

Kidney Transplant Stories

This book contains three amazing stories of miracles made possible through the love of God, and His blessings on the lives of the people involved.

Author: Brady Derfus

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798729174188

Category:

Page: 84

View: 869

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage kidney disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ. This book contains three amazing stories of miracles made possible through the love of God, and His blessings on the lives of the people involved...
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K Is for Kidney Transplant

K Is for Kidney Transplant

Lucy and Jack have a very ill father who needs a Kidney Transplant. This book explores a little of the impact on the lives of the family, in a way designed to be helpful and non-threatening to children who may share a similar experience.

Author: Simon Howell

Publisher: Meet Lucy and Jack Publishing

ISBN: 1999313658

Category:

Page: 36

View: 826

Lucy and Jack have a very ill father who needs a Kidney Transplant. This book explores a little of the impact on the lives of the family, in a way designed to be helpful and non-threatening to children who may share a similar experience. Lisa Burnapp, Lead Nurse Living Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant also Consultant Nurse, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, described the book saying "This is a delightful addition to the other books that Anita and Simon have written for children about living with kidney disease in the family. By combining simple narrative and beautiful illustrations, they have managed to explain difficult concepts about organ donation and kidney transplantation in a way that speaks to both adults and children. Their personal experiences and insights add a warmth and depth that cannot fail to resonate with anyone who is facing similar challenges. This is not only a book for children, it is a book for families everywhere who are learning to cope with the rigors of kidney disease and its treatments." Written by a nurse and doctor in order to help explain to their own children, this book will help families talk about some of the issues around renal dialysis and transplantation.
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Share Your Spare Living Organ Donor

Share Your Spare Living Organ Donor

This journal is perfect for you to write on you to-do list, daily motivation and goals.

Author: Matt Fencerer

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1792106149

Category:

Page: 122

View: 361

This journal is perfect for you to write on you to-do list, daily motivation and goals.
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The Surgery for Kidney Transplantation

The Surgery for Kidney Transplantation

This book depicts the basic aspects of all surgeries for kidney transplantation in both adults and children, including procurement of kidney, preparation of the kidney graft, vessel reconstruction, kidney implantation in various conditions ...

Author: Bulang He

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1634822366

Category: Kidneys

Page: 218

View: 417

This book depicts the basic aspects of all surgeries for kidney transplantation in both adults and children, including procurement of kidney, preparation of the kidney graft, vessel reconstruction, kidney implantation in various conditions and the diagnosis and management of surgical complications post transplant. This book also describes the surgery for kidney transplant with abnormal lower urinary tract; the surgery for third or subsequent kidney transplant and the surgery for transplant nephrectomy by the extra capsule or intra capsule technique. Furthermore, it has been emphasized that early recognition of vascular complications is critical in order to avoid the kidney graft loss. This book provides numerous images to illustrate the abnormal findings during the investigation of kidney graft, in order to facilitate prompt diagnosis and management of post transplant complications. Moreover, the different techniques in management of urological complications are discussed such as Boari flap urinary tract reconstruction. This book also introduces advanced laparoscopic surgery for kidney implantation. The authors share their experiences in developing the large animal training model and early clinical experience. Importantly, editors invited Professor Modi to contribute to the chapters on laparoscopic kidney transplant and robotic kidney transplant. Professor Modi is a well-known pioneer in advanced laparoscopic kidney transplant and robotic kidney transplant. Last but not least, the assessment of live kidney donor has been thoroughly discussed based on the review of the guidelines from a few societies. The surgery for donor nephrectomy by either transperitoneal or retroperitoneal approach has been well illustrated in details with pictures. This book is written based on the authors' 20 years experience in kidney transplantation. It is hoped to be helpful for transplant fellows and junior transplant surgeons.
Categories: Kidneys

The Parts We Share

The Parts We Share

A fictionalized story based on author Marty Monical's donation of a kidney to his brother Greg, this book is about beloved husband and father Reggie Nichols, who needs a kidney transplant and may be a match to his healthy younger brother ...

Author: Marty Monical

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735565822

Category:

Page: 258

View: 322

A beloved husband and father. A gamble to avoid doctors. A medical nightmare.Reggie Nichols knows pain. Suffering from a leg ailment since birth, he still works hard and puts family first. Even before his own health. When a fainting spell forces him to seek help, he learns he needs a new kidney and is thrown into the desperate and unfamiliar world of organ donation. Why is it so hard to ask for help?Enter his healthy brother, Lucas. A busy professional who rarely slows down and keeps too much on his plate, Lucas wrestles with the ramifications of donating an organ. So much to consider. Could he be the one to step up and donate a kidney? He is sure to be approved as a kidney donor. Or is he? Revered for its emotional dive into the family mystique, emotional scenes and blasts of humor, The Parts We Share explores what we choose to share with our spouses, doctors, family -- even ourselves, and the complicated decision to sacrifice an organ to save a life."Absolutely outstanding! A rare, insightful dive into the complete family dynamic!" -- Kimberly Summers "Powerful story, incredible tone and dialogue! -- Author Stephen Larson"Well written, moving narrative of love, humor, and what truly matters in life." -- Susan Pellegrine
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Kidney Disease Management

Kidney Disease Management

This book explores: policy context and CKD overview of CKD and management managing CKD in primary care treatment modalities in CKD psychosocial aspects of living with CKD Acute kidney injury in hospitalised patients surgery and kidney ...

Author: Rachel Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118490778

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 508

“This informative book has been put together withthe support and input of many clinical renal experts, who have beenwilling to share their knowledge and years of experience andI’m sure it will be an excellent resource for those caringfor kidney patients for the first time – as well as for thosewith some years of experience!” - From the Forewordby Rosemary Macri, Chief Executive of the British Kidney PatientAssociation Kidney Disease Management has been written to helpoptimise the care of people with chronic kidney disease (CKD)across the healthcare spectrum. It is aimed at a range ofprofessionals, including nurses, junior doctors, generalpractitioners, pharmacists and dietitians. Specialists intraining may also find it useful. It highlights the practicalconsiderations necessary to care for people with kidney problems insituations where a specialist practitioner is not always requiredor immediately available. This book explores: policy context and CKD overview of CKD and management managing CKD in primary care treatment modalities in CKD psychosocial aspects of living with CKD Acute kidney injury in hospitalised patients surgery and kidney injury medication management in CKD nutrition and CKD support and palliative care for people with CKD Key features: Based on best practice and written in an accessible formataimed at busy practitioners Emphasises the centrality of the patient and family and theneed to share information and expertise across traditionalboundaries Written by professionals renowned in their field, bothgeneralists and specialists, who have extensive experience of thepracticalities of managing complex patients
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Share the Fire

Share the Fire

A rapid run through heart , liver , kidney . A choice to make . Children out , some women . Here , male , 45 , kidney needed , may be compatible , send forwarding info to hospital X , notify hospital Y , kidney available soon .

Author: Francis Patrick Sullivan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556123051

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 140

"Cycle A"--Cover.
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The Courage to Live

The Courage to Live

Details the twenty-year physical and emotional battle Carmen Critchlow and her family have fought against Kidney Disease; Shares how in a powerful way this uninvited "battle" has been transformed into a spiritual journey with God; Describes ...

Author: Carmen Buelvas Critchlow

Publisher: Acorn Pub

ISBN: 0971098832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 754

Details the twenty-year physical and emotional battle Carmen Critchlow and her family have fought against Kidney Disease; Shares how in a powerful way this uninvited "battle" has been transformed into a spiritual journey with God; Describes in clear, understandable terms the implications of kidney failure and the reality of dialysis; Invites readers to reflect on what organ donation can mean to a recipient family; Tells the compelling untold story of thousands of families whose finances can be destroyed by a health crisis; Challenges us all to think again about our own faith, how we share in community, and how we respond to God's invitation of growth in our own lives. It is a memorable story about overcoming adversity with hefty doses of love, faith, community, humor and personal courage.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners 2020

Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners 2020

What to Eat and What to Avoid in the Renal Diet List of Juice and Beverages for the Renal Diet Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Best Advice to Avoid Dialysis Also, inside this book - Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners 2020, you will ...

Author: Tina Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1709654929

Category:

Page: 128

View: 549

If you've been diagnosed with renal disease, first, let me take a moment to share my condolences. But after that, I would like you to know that it's not as bad as some people might make it sound like! Being diagnosed with renal disease isn't the end of the world, especially if you were diagnosed early. Properly following a well-maintained food program, such as a Renal Diet can greatly help to decrease the progression of your disease and help you to avoid dialysis in the long run. But always make sure to follow all the guidelines provided by your doctor before considering the Renal Diet. What is Kidney Disease? Before going any further, let's talk about what actually qualifies as kidney diseases. Chronic kidney diseases (known as Chronic Renal Failure/Chronic Kidney Failure) is actually a much more widespread disease than most people realize. In fact, currently, almost 37 million American adults are living with some form of kidney disease but are completely unaware of the fact as the disease is undiagnosed. Due to a lack of knowledge, most people fail to interpret the symptoms of renal diseases early on, and when they do, it's often too late. Therefore, you must stay aware of the core symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as it will help you to understand if you are affected, and you can start to get proper treatment as soon as possible. This Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners 2020: Only Low Sodium, Low Potassium, and Low Phosphorus Healthy Recipes to Control Your Kidney Disease (CKD) and Avoid Dialysis of Kidney will help you to learn about all the important functions that kidney disease performs and symptoms to start treatment on time. In this Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners you can find: What is Kidney Disease? What Causes Kidney Disease? Understanding the Different Types of Kidney Failure Understanding if Your Kidneys Have Failed Renal Diet and its Benefits What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease? Kidney Failure Treatment Learning to Deal with Kidney Failure Is it Possible to Work During Dialysis? What to Eat and What to Avoid in the Renal Diet List of Juice and Beverages for the Renal Diet Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Best Advice to Avoid Dialysis Also, inside this book - Renal Diet Cookbook for Beginners 2020, you will find over 100 easy-to-make Renal Diet Recipes for your successful Renal Diet journey!
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K Is for Kidney Transplant

K Is for Kidney Transplant

Lucy and Jack have a very ill father who needs a Kidney Transplant. This book explores a little of the impact on the lives of the family, in a way designed to be helpful and non-threatening to children who may share a similar experience.

Author: Anita Howell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154121403X

Category:

Page: 40

View: 158

Lucy and Jack have a very ill father who needs a Kidney Transplant. This book explores a little of the impact on the lives of the family, in a way designed to be helpful and non-threatening to children who may share a similar experience. Lisa Burnapp, Lead Nurse Living Donation at NHS Blood and Transplant also Consultant Nurse, Living Donor Kidney Transplantation at Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, described the book saying "This is a delightful addition to the other books that Anita and Simon have written for children about living with kidney disease in the family. By combining simple narrative and beautiful illustrations, they have managed to explain difficult concepts about organ donation and kidney transplantation in a way that speaks to both adults and children. Their personal experiences and insights add a warmth and depth that cannot fail to resonate with anyone who is facing similar challenges. This is not only a book for children, it is a book for families everywhere who are learning to cope with the rigors of kidney disease and its treatments." Written by a nurse and doctor in order to help explain to their own children, this book will help families talk about some of the issues around renal dialysis and transplantation. This edition also contains notes in the back of the book. These notes are aimed at helping adults explain and discuss the story with the child. They also contain practical examples of things that the authors have found helpful for their children.
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Chronically Stoned

Chronically Stoned

I wrote this book to share the information that helped me conquer my fight. There is hope for you, even if you are chronically stoned!

Author: Winslow E Dixon

Publisher: Winslow E. Dixon

ISBN: 0692135960

Category:

Page: 50

View: 375

Are you chronically stoned? No, not that kind of stoned.... Do you battle with chronic kidney stones and urinary tract infections? As someone who has passed thousands of kidney stones and suffered with countless urinary tract infections, I've learned many things in my quest to have quality of life despite my own health. This book shares the tips and resources that gave me my life back. I started having chronic kidney stones at age fifteen and was later diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney disease. I wrote this book to share the information that helped me conquer my fight. There is hope for you, even if you are chronically stoned!
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Kidney

Kidney

“No, not like most of the Indians on the way backto India” she shared herobservation. “He isnothaving loads of luggage” she added carefully. “Even thenitisnot big dealto recognize him.I will ask the crew member aboutthe boy by name.

Author: R K Raj

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482817416

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 160

Inder Jeet, a ragpicker in the slum of a landfill area of Ghazipur in Delhi, miraculously becomes an audience member in an international conference held in Montreal, Canada, after his unpublished research paper Orphan Nephrons Observation: Red Kidneys Are Blue to Green the Environment. Like kidneys in an animals body, they filter the reusable items from waste to give back into the bloody money circulation system, where economic disparity and deprivation are to constitute their fate. Their lots, in an entire nation, contribute in sharing the responsibility with municipalities of Indian cities but only to go unnoticed. After the conference, he landed back in Delhi to end up with a new set of problems, where kids from his lot toil their lives in a scrap settlement in Jain Disposals in Ghazipur instead of being in schools. The organization Uttar Daani, involved in Ranchits organ donation for transplants, fails to provide the promised job to Jhihari because of his ill-fated cousin Niranjan. Niranjan murders a cop in order to rescue a poor rickshaw puller who wanted to have his meal before he could drop the cop to the next crossing on the highway. Eventualities with Niranjan bring turmoil in Inders life and jail for himself, where he gets a new motto in life from the mercenaries of Jail Raho Aandolan.
Categories: Fiction

Miracle Match

Miracle Match

They now share a kidney. This book walks readers through Paul and Sharon's roller-coaster life adventures -- all with the help of God's miraculous intervention, family, friends, faith, and prayer.

Author: Sharon Ragsdale

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 1625638477

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 177

View: 444

"Dr. Colomer asked if I wanted the details or just an overview. I wanted everything. He took a deep breath and explained that the next twelve hours were critical. If the progression of infiltrates didn't turn around soon, it probably never would. Those were hard words to hear." It's true what they say about second chances. Just ask Paul and Sharon. Their marriage provided the love and respect they had always longed for, but that's not all. They also discovered strength, wisdom, and a unity that few couples possess. They now share a kidney. This book walks readers through Paul and Sharon's roller-coaster life adventures -- all with the help of God's miraculous intervention, family, friends, faith, and prayer. If you or a loved one has experienced catastrophic health issues, you know the dilemma in which Paul and Sharon found themselves, time and again. Paul's liver transplant, and later kidney failure, catapulted them toward a search for a matching kidney. Because of life-preserving hemodialysis, kidney transplantation is often avoided, even though the kidney is ideally suited for "sharing". Convinced that she was compatible, Sharon discovered that she was, indeed, Paul's perfect partner. Miracle Match declares the miraculous account of God's faithfulness, blessing, and provision.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Six Out of Six

Six Out of Six

The story describes a family's average life in the 50's and 60's and the tragedies that strike it.

Author: Patti Bartlett

Publisher: Bookpal

ISBN: 1921791357

Category: Donation of organs, tissues, etc

Page: 185

View: 812

The story describes a family's average life in the 50's and 60's and the tragedies that strike it. Author Patti Bartlett and her family share a passion for health and fitness and this allowed her to help her one remaining brother, Mark, to remarkably improve his lifestyle by donating her kidney to him. While undergoing a barrage of medical tests Patti kept a journal with the aim of informing potential donors what is involved in being a live kidney donor. Mark's ups and downs after his surgery, which culminated in a successful transplant, were also documented. As a result of much research, further chapters in the book include Living donor long term health, Transplant stories, Donors seek government help, Understanding transplant compatibility and Sign on to save lives. The Transplant Co-ordinator at Westmead Hospital provided valuable feedback and suggestions. Patti's wish is that her story can provide a useful resource and answer some of the many questions involved in considering being a live kidney donor, and also to provide hope to those on dialysis.
Categories: Donation of organs, tissues, etc

Renal Diet Cookbook

Renal Diet Cookbook

In This Book You Will Find: Details on the power of the human kidneys, including the ability to synthesize vitamin D, remove toxins from the blood, manage fluid and mineral levels, and produce urine.

Author: Robert Porter

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1702333280

Category:

Page: 212

View: 220

Would you like to know more about Healthy and Delicious Recipes Written by a Specialised Dietitian in Kidney Diseases? Keep reading... The kidneys are a powerhouse of the human body, which affect our vitamin D, manage fluids and mineral levels in our bloodstream, remove toxins and waste from the body, and more. However, many people develop chronic kidney disease, which causes slowly worsening kidney damage, eventually leading to kidney failure if it is allowed to continue. Not only that but if a person has high blood pressure or diabetes, this will only worsen their kidney health. Thankfully, studies have shown that chronic kidney disease can be managed by making better diet and lifestyle choices. By adopting the kidney disease diet, which is formulated specifically for chronic kidney disease, many people are able to stop the progression of their disease and prevent kidney failure. In Renal Diet Cookbook, Dr. Robert Porter will give you brief and easy-to-understand information about kidney function, chronic kidney disease, and new approaches to treatment on the horizon and now being made available. Dr. Elizabeth Torres uses her specialty (dietitian specialised in renal diet) to share recipes specifically for the kidney disease diet, complete with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and nutritional information. In This Book You Will Find: Details on the power of the human kidneys, including the ability to synthesize vitamin D, remove toxins from the blood, manage fluid and mineral levels, and produce urine. How chronic kidney disease impacts kidneys, affecting their daily functioning and causing increased damage over time. The five stages of chronic kidney disease and how each one affects your health differently. A list of foods that you should avoid and those that you can enjoy. Offering hope with new cures, therapies, and medications made recently available and those that are still in the research stage. How to successfully treat your kidney disease through your diet, whether you are in stage one or stage five. Over seventy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, snacks, sides, breads, and desserts. Trustworthy information and recipes provided by two doctors. And more... Even people who have already developed kidney failure can benefit from this diet, as it can decrease mortality risks. "No longer do you have to simply wait for your kidney health to deteriorate; you can take the steps for better health and a better life today". ( DR. ELIZABETH TORRES - DR. ROBERT PORTER ) You will love these recipes, their ease, how they can benefit your health, and their flavor. These recipes are truly delicious, making the kidney disease diet enjoyable. "Scroll the top of the page and select the Buy Now button"
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Controversies in Acute Kidney Injury

Controversies in Acute Kidney Injury

immunity in both DGF as well as native kidney IR injury. DGF and native kidney AKI share many common pathways, and an example of this is the common kidney injury biomarker findings in both disease states [15–17].

Author: John A. Kellum

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805598101

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 695

A timely update Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious and as yet incompletely understood disorder in which sudden impairment of kidney function occurs secondary to one or more of a variety of underlying conditions. This disorder is very common in (elderly) ICU patients and is associated with very high mortality. Many of those who survive suffer from permanent kidney failure and other long-term morbidities, which may include cardiovascular disease and immune dysfunction. Epidemiologic evidence suggests that AKI is not a single disease, but a syndrome comprised of multiple, often coexisting, etiologies. Being usually part of multiorgan failure syndrome, it calls for multiple organ support therapy. The publication at hand contains sections on prerenal azotemia syndromes, dying of' or with' AKI, pathophysiology of sepsis- induced acute kidney injury, developments in prevention / treatment / rehabilitation, and renal support. Reporting the latest recommendations from experts, it provides valuable information for those that are interested in understanding the disorder and its treatment options.
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Essays on the Economics of Organ Transplantation

Essays on the Economics of Organ Transplantation

Chapter 1: The Effect of Share 35 for Kidneys on Pediatric Transplant Candidates: Due to the shortage of donated kidneys in the United States, allocation policy is used to balance equity and efficiency in distribution of these scarce ...

Author: Bethany I. Lemont

Publisher:

ISBN: 1085723372

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 145

View: 966

Chapter 1: The Effect of Share 35 for Kidneys on Pediatric Transplant Candidates: Due to the shortage of donated kidneys in the United States, allocation policy is used to balance equity and efficiency in distribution of these scarce resources. I analyze the effect of a change in the allocation system for deceased donor kidneys called "Share 35" that gave priority to pediatric kidney transplant candidates over adult candidates for young deceased donor kidneys. Using data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients on all kidney transplant candidates in the US, I show that providing priority for pediatric candidates increased the average kidney quality by 30% and increased the likelihood of being transplanted within a year by 20 percentage points for pediatric candidates who are predicted to receive a deceased donor kidney in absence of Share 35. However, this policy also created an incentive for pediatric candidates with a living donor available to them to forgo using that donor to use a deceased donor instead. These candidates, who I estimate switch donor types, experience worse average kidney quality but no change in wait time. Additionally using the limited long run follow-up data available, the policy does not appear to have the unintended consequence of candidates with available living donors strategically "saving" their living donor for their second transplants when they would no longer have pediatric priority.Chapter 2: The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Demand for Organ Transplants: Many potential transplant candidates are unable to be registered on the wait list to receive an organ for transplant due to their lack of insurance. With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, some of these potential candidates obtained insurance coverage through state Medicaid expansions or through the introduction of the private insurance marketplace. In this paper, I estimate the effect of this increase in availability of insurance coverage on these potential transplant candidates' wait list decisions and transplant outcomes using a difference in differences model. I find that the state expansions of Medicaid increased monthly wait list registrations by candidates insured through Medicaid by about 50 percent on average for all organs, but I find no effect of the marketplace on registrations. Additionally, I find that for candidates insured through Medicaid, the Medicaid expansion led to an increase in monthly deceased donor transplants for all organs, and a doubling of monthly living donor liver transplants.Chapter 3: Opioids and Organs: How Overdoses Affect the Supply of Donors,Waiting Lists, and Transplant Outcomes (with Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Todd Elder, and Keith Teltser): As the number of fatal drug overdoses has rapidly grown in recent years, patients awaiting organ transplants may be the unintended beneficiaries. In 2017, 70,237 people died due to a drug overdose, 5,795 transplant candidates died while waiting for an organ, and an additional 6,363 candidates were removed from waiting lists because they were too sick to accept a transplant. In this paper, we use mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System, merged with restricted-use data on transplant candidates and recipients from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, to study the extent to which the recent growth in fatal drug overdoses impacts the supply of deceased organ donations and transplants. We find that each opioid overdose death generates 0.019 additional organ donors, resulting in 0.053 additional organ transplants. Nearly all of this association is concentrated among donors aged 18-49, who account for the majority of opioid overdose victims. Somewhat surprisingly, opioid-driven supply shocks induce limited demand-side responses.
Categories: Electronic dissertations

Kidney Disease An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics E Book

Kidney Disease  An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics  E Book

Thus, the surgical PA is often faced perioperatively with a multitude of risk factors from the kidney patient. ... training the residents and fellows at the University of Mississippi, a hotbed of kidney disease, to share her expertise.

Author: Kim Zuber

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323431293

Category: Medical

Page:

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Physician Assistant Clinics aims to provide an authoritative and continuously updated clinical information resource that covers all of the relevant PA specialties. Our clinical review articles address the key points, diagnosis, prognosis, clinical management, and complications of disease and techniques, evidence, and controversies in the field. Information for quick reference, as well as in-depth coverage of a topic, is a hallmark of the Clinics’ series. This issue of Physician assistant Clinics, guest edited by Kim Zuber, PA-C and Jane S. Davis, DNP, CRNP, brings together expert PAs, NPs, and MDs to give PAs deep insights into the latest advancements in renal disease and show how they are applicable in practice. Articles in this issue include: Will the Real Kidney Patient Please Stand Up?; Introduction of the Kidney Patient; The Surgical Kidney Patient; CardioRenal: The Pump and the Filter; Dosing the Kidney Patient; ABCs of the ICU; Pediatrics: Forgotten Stepchild of Nephrology; Acute Kidney Injury (AKI); Outpatient Management of the CKD Patient; Nephrolithiasis: The Rolling Stones; Transplant and the New Protocols; Health Disparities in Kidney Disease; and Diet and the Kidney.
Categories: Medical