The impending kidney transplant crisis for the Asian population in the UK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237696
Title:
The impending kidney transplant crisis for the Asian population in the UK
Authors:
Randhawa, Gurch ( 0000-0002-2289-5859 )
Abstract:
Kidney transplantation offers the opportunity of an improved quality of life for those patients suffering from renal failure. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available to all people as this is influenced by the increasing demand for a limited supply of suitable organs. This situation is particularly alarming for the UK's Asian population with their higher susceptibility to end-stage renal failure which has resulted in a greater demand for transplants. Consequently, the proportion of Asians on transplant waiting lists is growing rapidly. Coupled with this are problems of cross-racial tissue type matching which has led to longer waiting times for a transplant. The situation is clear, there is an urgent need to address the number of Asians requiring a kidney transplant otherwise the human and economic costs will be very severe. In the short term there needs to be a greater number of donors coming forward from the Asian communities to increase the pool of suitable organs. In the long term, there needs to be greater attention on preventive strategies to reduce the number of Asians requiring renal replacement therapy.
Affiliation:
University of Luton
Citation:
Randhawa, G. (1998) 'The impending kidney transplant crisis for the Asian population in the UK', Public Health,112 (4), pp.265-8.
Publisher:
WB Saunders
Journal:
Public health
Issue Date:
Jul-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/237696
DOI:
10.1016/S0033-3506(98)00244-3
PubMed ID:
9724952
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9724952; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350698002443
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0033-3506
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRandhawa, Gurchen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T11:21:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T11:21:54Z-
dc.date.issued1998-07-
dc.identifier.citationRandhawa, G. (1998) 'The impending kidney transplant crisis for the Asian population in the UK', Public Health,112 (4), pp.265-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0033-3506-
dc.identifier.pmid9724952-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0033-3506(98)00244-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/237696-
dc.description.abstractKidney transplantation offers the opportunity of an improved quality of life for those patients suffering from renal failure. Unfortunately, this treatment is not available to all people as this is influenced by the increasing demand for a limited supply of suitable organs. This situation is particularly alarming for the UK's Asian population with their higher susceptibility to end-stage renal failure which has resulted in a greater demand for transplants. Consequently, the proportion of Asians on transplant waiting lists is growing rapidly. Coupled with this are problems of cross-racial tissue type matching which has led to longer waiting times for a transplant. The situation is clear, there is an urgent need to address the number of Asians requiring a kidney transplant otherwise the human and economic costs will be very severe. In the short term there needs to be a greater number of donors coming forward from the Asian communities to increase the pool of suitable organs. In the long term, there needs to be greater attention on preventive strategies to reduce the number of Asians requiring renal replacement therapy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWB Saundersen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9724952en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350698002443-
dc.subjectorgan donationen_GB
dc.subjecttransplantationen_GB
dc.subjectAsiansen_GB
dc.subject.meshAsia-
dc.subject.meshGreat Britain-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshKidney Failure, Chronic-
dc.subject.meshKidney Transplantation-
dc.subject.meshTissue Donors-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titleThe impending kidney transplant crisis for the Asian population in the UKen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lutonen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPublic healthen_GB
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