Directly from the UK: HTN, Albuminuria Risks No Worse for Kidney Donors Versus Nondonors

Living kidney donors and nondonors have similar risks for hypertension and albuminuria, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Amit X. Garg, M.D., Ph.D., from the Lawson Health Research Institute and London Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues examined the risk for hypertension in normotensive adults who donated a kidney versus nondonors of similar baseline health in a prospective cohort study. The study included 924 standard-criteria living kidney donors and 928 nondonors after statistical weighting.

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