DL Life Logo - - - - 121,159 AMERICANS ARE CANDIDATES ON THE UNOS TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST DL Life Logo 100,376 waiting for a kidney DL Life Logo 14,753 wait-listed for a liver DL Life Logo 1,029 waiting for a pancreasDL Life Logo 1,924 needing a Kidney-PancreasDL Life Logo 4,156 waiting for a life-saving heartDL Life Logo 1,469 waiting for a lungDL Life Logo 42 waiting for a heart-lungDL Life Logo 269 waiting for small bowelDL Life Logo One organ donor has the opportunity to save up to 8 lives DL Life Logo One tissue donor has the opportunity to save and -or enhance the lives of 50 or more individuals DL Life Logo An average of 22 people die everyday while waiting for a transplant. DL Life Logo You have the power to SAVE Lives by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor, so what are you waiting for? To learn how to register click HEREDL Life Logo

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Organ 'biological age' could predict transplant success

Medical Xpress

Factors regulating the biological age of a transplanted kidney (miles on the clock ) as opposed to the chronological age (calendar years) are key to determining how well it will work after transplantation, a new study has revealed.

Researchers from the Glasgow Ageing Research Network (GARNER), based at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cancer Sciences and the NHS GG&C Renal Unit, have found that these factors can provide doctors with a more accurate advanced indication of post-transplant outcomes and thus better patient management.

The study, which was published in Plos One, examined kidney transplant data to create a pre-transplant performance scoring system called the Glasgow Renal Prognostic Scoring System (GRPSS). Continue reading


No comments: