BMI and Patient Eligibility for Kidney Transplantation Reflections

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

Is being obese the determining factor?

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?

BMI and Kidney Transplant Talk Blog

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

Heather Gardiner’s lecture

We attended Heather Gardiner’s lecture on BMI Patient Eligibility for Kidney transplantation through the policies and practice considerations. Heather started her talking discussing the different forms of treatment options for the 703,000 prevalent cases of end stage renal disease. She believes that transplant is the best choice. Of the 125,000 transplants given each year, 100,000Continue reading Heather Gardiner’s lecture