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Mid- and Long-Term Health Risks in Living Kidney Donors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Long-term health risks for adults who donate kidneys are unclear. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize evidence about mid- and long-term health risks associated with living kidney donation in adults.

Conclusion: Although living kidney donation is associated with higher RRs for ESRD and preeclampsia, the absolute risk for these outcomes remains low. Compared with nondonor populations, living kidney donors have no increased risk for other major chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, or for adverse psychosocial outcomes.

About Annals Articles

Many articles published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (annals.org) offer CME credit and MOC points, earned by reading the articles and subsequently completing a multiple-choice quiz to demonstrate knowledge. Note that CME and MOC availability typically expires 3 years after article publication, but quizzes remain available to allow learners to test their knowledge.


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CME/MOC:

Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires January 30, 2021   active

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Free to Members

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