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Simple method proves equally good at predicting kidney transplant outcomes

October 22, 2014

A team led by Drs. Greg Knoll and Ayub Akbari have published a paper in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases that looks at methods for predicting the outcomes of kidney transplants. The study involved 207 kidney transplant recipients and looked at levels of proteinuria (abnormally high protein levels in the urine) collected from both spot urine samples and 24-hour urine collections. High levels of proteinuria in people who undergo a kidney transplant is often associated with transplant failure and death. The study concluded that spot urine samples, which are simple and convenient for patients, were as accurate as 24-hour urine collections at predicting transplant failure and death. Read the study.

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