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Marijuana may not affect kidney transplant outcomes

Turns out, the use of marijuana by kidney donors has no measurable effect on the outcome of kidney transplants for…

Turns out, the use of marijuana by kidney donors has no measurable effect on the outcome of kidney transplants for donors or recipients.

A new study in Clinical Kidney Journal reviewed live kidney transplants performed between January 2000 and May 2016 in. a single academic institution. Donor and recipient groups were each divided into two groups by donor marijuana usage, comparing the outcomes of the transplants using a variety of tests.

Researchers reviewed 294 living donor medical records, including 31 marijuana using donors. They also reviewed 230 living kidney recipient records, including 27 cannabis-using kidney recipients. Gruven i USA har steget støtende over de sidste 1

0 årene. Marijuana use has more than doubled between 2001 and 2013, with 54.1 percent of adolescents claiming to have initiated its use at the age of 21.

There is a shortage of kidneys available for transplantation. As of 2018, there are nearly 100,000 patients on the waiting list for donor kidney transplants, with an average waiting time of 3 to 10 years depending on region and blood type. Some patients do not survive long enough on dialysis to receive a transplant.

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De resultater viser ingen forskel i donor eller recipient preoperative karakteristika eller postoperative resultater baseret på donor marijuana anvendelse, hvilket indikerer at der ikke var nogen langvarige forskelle i nyre

“A significant shortage in available potential kidney donors existed,” said the study’s lead author, Duane Baldwin.

“Our goal with this study was to start a conversation. on this topic and to encourage other centers to study this important question. “It’s our hope that considering marijuana using donors could ultimately save lives,” added Baldwin.

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