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Kidney transplant recipients and those waiting for a transplant face a high risk of dying from COVID, with patients from racial and ethnic minorities at greater risk.
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
A study shows that one in 7 kidney donor-recipient pairs may have a type of genetic incompatibility that leads to organ rejection.
DNA sequencing can be used to identify the underlying genetic cause of many rare types of chronic kidney disease, leading to better treatment, finds a new study from Columbia University.
- October 25, 2018
A biopsy test that helps transplant centers select kidneys for transplantation is often inaccurate, a new study has found, suggesting that reliance on the biopsy should be reduced.
- December 19, 2017
A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
- December 4, 2017
A study finds that DNA sequencing can be used to identify the genetic cause of chronic kidney disease, potentially affecting treatment.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUIMC researchers say.
- February 24, 2017
The study based on an analysis of patient records suggests that the current method of assessing kidney function may be misleading during the initial evaluation of a patient.
- January 25, 2017
Solving a 60-year-old medical mystery, a team led by Columbia researchers has discovered what causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome.
- May 19, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States
- April 23, 2015
- October 13, 2014
A puzzling form of kidney disease—IgA nephropathy—appears to spring from the intestine, says study by CUMC researchers.