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A piece of my mind. Graduation gift

Kovatch, Kevin J

JAMA, 01 October 2014, Vol.312(13), pp.1301-2 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    A piece of my mind. Graduation gift
  • Author: Kovatch, Kevin J
  • Description: Kovatch contends that any medical student knows that a live organ donor is significantly better than a cadaveric donor on any day of the week. A live donation boasts a shorter waiting period, less chance of rejection, longer life expectancy, and a better overall prognosis. Any medical student also knows the interesting fact that organ donors, on average, live longer than the rest of the general population. Most medical students don't know what it's like to be on a demanding inpatient rotation while on peritoneal dialysis. In fact, most of them complain that they are only sleeping six hours per night, nonetheless that they are woken up every 90 minutes by a new cycle of dialysis under those very same conditions, while simultaneously battling double-digit creatinines, single-digit hemoglobins, and systolic blood pressures straddling 200 mm Hg.
  • Is Part Of: JAMA, 01 October 2014, Vol.312(13), pp.1301-2
  • Identifier: E-ISSN: 1538-3598 ; PMID: 25268435 Version:1 ; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.10544
  • Subjects: Friends ; Kidney Transplantation ; Living Donors
  • Language: English

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