ASN: Nonmedical Factors Impact Kidney Transplant Waits

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
ASN: Nonmedical Factors Impact Kidney Transplant Waits
ASN: Nonmedical Factors Impact Kidney Transplant Waits

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nonmedical factors affect racial disparities in kidney transplant (KT) wait-listing, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, being held Oct. 31 to Nov. 5 in New Orleans.

Yue-Harn Ng, M.D., from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues assessed racial differences in the relationship between nonmedical (e.g., cultural, psychosocial, knowledge) factors and KT wait-listing among a longitudinal cohort of 1,057 patients referred for KT evaluation.

The researchers found significant racial differences in baseline characteristics. African-Americans were less likely to be wait-listed compared to whites, both with and without propensity weight adjustment. This disparity was seen in those who waited more than 100 days to be wait-listed. There was a positive association between wait-listing and nonmedical factors including transplant knowledge, income, and having live donors. Age, comorbidities, low socioeconomic status, and being on dialysis were negatively associated with waiting fewer than 100 days to be wait-listed. For those who waited more than 100 days, trust in physicians, family loyalty, and social support were positively associated with wait-listing, while being African-American was negatively associated with wait-listing.

"Developing interventions targeting cultural and psychosocial factors that put patients at greater risk for later wait-listing may promote equal access to KT," conclude the authors.

Abstract
More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition

High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition

Economic loss at Stanford over two years expected to range from $15.5 million to $55.5 million

Insulin Doesn't Prevent Diabetes in Relatives of T1DM Patients

Insulin Doesn't Prevent Diabetes in Relatives of T1DM ...

Oral insulin doesn't delay onset in autoantibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes

Workplace Sexual Harassment Ongoing in Women, Up for Men

Workplace Sexual Harassment Ongoing in Women, Up for ...

Women report more adverse effects after SH than men, but SH can trigger depression, anxiety in men

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »