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Obesity Prevents Patients from Receiving a Kidney Transplant

Obesity is a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and it can prevent an ESKD patient from becoming eligible for a life-saving kidney transplant. New findings from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine, School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions – in conversations with patients and clinical teams – suggests that critical weight management conversations between patients and their care teams simply aren’t happening, and the communication breakdown doesn’t end there.