"In the vast majority of patients, stopping or reducing immunosuppression medications without doctor supervision will have serious health consequences, including loss of the transplanted kidney," cautions Dr. In the study, 25 of these tolerant patients were compared with two other groups: recipients who were still taking their medication and had healthy kidneys, and healthy, non-transplanted controls.
The ITN team analyzed the genes turned on in samples of blood cells from each of the three groups and found that the tolerant recipients had a distinct pattern of genes turned on in B cells, a type of white blood cell.
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Patzer and Pastan focused on the conditions in the Southeast that have contributed to it having the highest levels of kidney disease but the lowest rates of kidney transplantation in the nation, and proposed several strategies for overcoming this imbalance.
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The highest performing dialysis facilities were in the Northeast.
"The disparities we found within dialysis facilities in the Southeastern US are linked to the higher concentration of poverty in that area of the country compared to other regions," says Dr. The researchers observed wide variability in transplant rates between different dialysis facilities, and then assessed what factors could be linked with delayed transplant access so that interventions could be designed to improve access.