Kidney Transplant Topic Guide
Kidney Transplant: End-stage renal disease is the name for kidney failure so advanced that it cannot be reversed. Dialysis and kidney transplantation are the only treatments for end-stage renal disease. Substantial pre-operative work-up and post-operative management with immunosuppressive drugs are necessary for kidney transplantation.
Myeloma Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells of the blood. Symptoms include early osteoporosis, hypercalcemia, hyperviscosity of the blood, low red and white blood cell counts, low platelet count, cryoglobulinemia, and amyloidosis. Treatment for myeloma includes chemotherapy, radiation, medications, and stem cell transplantation. The 5-year survival rate for myeloma is 30%.
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