As a key stakeholder in the field of nephrology, Falcon continuously seeks to understand how to better support physicians and patients from ESRD to transplantation. Jody A. Charnow, Editor of Renal and Urology News, examines the correlation between opioid usage and its effect on transplantation success.
Article reposted from Renal and Urology News. Originally posted 5/2/17.
“While associations may in part reflect underlying conditions or behaviors, opioid use history appears relevant in assessing and providing care to kidney transplant candidates and recipients,” Dr. Lentine, who is Medical Director for Living Kidney Donation at SLU’s Center for Transplantation, told Renal & Urology News.