Findings

Living kidney donors in the United States sometimes have trouble buying or changing life and health insurance policies, reports a study in the American Journal of Transplantation.

The survey study included 1046 individuals who underwent live donor nephrectomy at one transplant center in the United States between 1970 and 2011. Donors were asked whether they had initiated or changed their health or life insurance after donating and whether they had any difficulties in doing so.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in terms of both presence and severity, is an independent risk factor for CKD, concludes a meta-analysis in PLOS Medicine.

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