Dr. Gardiner presented her research on availability of kidney transplantation for people suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and its relationship to body mass index (BMI). ESRD is common in people who have a history of hypertension or diabetes. As we know, these types of health problems are common in people of color in theContinue reading Dr. Gardiner’s talk
I’m going to be honest, I knew nothing about renal transplants and even had to Google what renal meant before listening to this lecture. Heather Gardiner’s talk on the racial health disparities in renal transplants was eye opening while also disheartening. It is so sad that even in something so specialized, there are massive healthContinue reading Disparities in Renal Transplants
In Dr. Heather Gardiner’s Talk, entitled Transplantation: Policy and Practice Considerations, the topic of BMI as a factor for patient eligibility to receive a kidney transplant was discussed. As of December 2017, there were 703,000 cases of End-State Renal Disease (ESRD). Amongst these cases, minorities are disproportionately affected, due to high rates of diabetes andContinue reading Quality of Life Gone?
The talk focused on BMI and patient eligibility for kidney transplantation, with a focus on the policies and practices used in this field. As of December 2017, there were over 703,000 prevalent cases of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. This is an extremely large population, and even more important to recognize isContinue reading BMI and Patient Eligibility for Kidney Transplantation Reflections
During her lecture with the department, Dr. Heather Gardiner discussed BMI and Patient Eligibility for Kidney Transplantation, and a cited two studies she was a part of regarding provider attitudes towards the association between BMI and kidney transplantation. This talk directly related to many of our discussions on health disparities in the United States, asContinue reading Dr. Gardiner Talk
I thought this talk was really fascinating! In a few of my psychology classes over the years we have brought up the idea that BMI is an imperfect measure and the issues with it, so this talk was awesome because I got to learn more about BMI in the context of something I knew nothingContinue reading Dr. Gardiner Talk
Dr. Heather Gardiner gave the talk, “BMI and Patient Eligibility for Kidney Transplantation: Policy and Practice Considerations.” The presentation started by giving statistics of renal disease with the starting fact that 703,000 cases of end-stage renal disease in US. There are many cases in need of kidney transplants and even though rates of diabetes andContinue reading Dr. Gardiner Talk
On April 6th 2018, Dr. Heather Gardiner– associate professor at Temple University school of public health– spoke about BMI, obesity, and policy and practice considerations for eligibility for kidney transplantation. She began with presenting some stats: prevalence of end stage renal disease is 9.5 times greater in American Indians, and 3.7x greater in blacks whenContinue reading Is being obese the determining factor?
Dr. Heather Gardiner from Temple University’s School of Public Health gave a talk on the controversy of using BMI to regulate kidney transplants. End state renal disease has no symptoms but derives from diabetes and hypertension. This summer I worked for an Insurance company and spent 6+ weeks compiling a national health care risk assessmentContinue reading BMI and Kidney Transplant Talk Blog
Dr. Heather Gardiner’s talk on her research on body mass index and kidney transplantation was highly informative. The line of research conducted by her lab is important since obesity is a pervasive health problem. I was surprised by the rates of end-stage renal disease in the United States. As of 2017, 703000 cases per yearContinue reading Reflection on Dr. Heather Gardiner’s Talk