Could Outdated Studies Be Harming African American Kidney Patients?

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Nephrologist Dr. Amaka Eneanya joins to discuss how the Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) number is used to determine who gets on the kidney transplant list, and why African Americans are rated differently. She shares that black patients transfer to needing transplants quicker than other racial groups, so the discrepancy often hurts them. Also, are those studies outdated and should they be applied to the entire black population? Plus, meet Shavell who has suffered from lifelong kidney issues.

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