Kidney transplant can reverse platelet dysfunction in end-state renal disease, new study shows

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Platelet dysfunction due to renal diseases such as Alport syndrome can be effectively reversed with a successful kidney transplant, according to a study published in the Clinical Kidney Journal.

It is common for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to experience bleeding, more frequent bleeding into the skin, and bleeding from mucosal surfaces. Several disease-related and external factors are known to contribute to this.

Drugs such as anticoagulant agents used to prevent blood clots from forming during dialysis, gastrointestinal changes, and platelet dysfunction due to ...

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One of Australia’s Highest Honors is Awarded to Renal and Transplantation Specialist

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Professor Jeremy Chapman, a renal and transplantation specialist at Westmead Millenium Institute for Medical Research, has dedicated his professional life to the study of kidney disease and transplantation. His passion and desire to seek innovation and his commitment to research has resulted in Dr. Chapman being awarded one of Australia’s highest honors by presenting him with a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia. The award was for his service to medicine, particularly in the realm of biomedical ...

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