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(Mirror.co.uk)   Man has four kidneys, three pancreases, huge medical bills and a partridge in a pear tree   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 8
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2013-03-22 09:08:34 PM  
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2013-03-22 09:46:42 PM  
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He will have never seen a single medical bill in his life subby, he lives in Wales.

Silly America.


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2013-03-22 08:18:16 PM  
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brantgoose: Invader Zim, "Dark Harvest"


Goddamnit that show rocked.
2013-03-22 07:34:01 PM  
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And proudly serves the Emperor as one of His space marines.
2013-03-22 07:20:40 PM  
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IbiEvacua: his kidneys failed and he's that young? probably doesn't take care of himself, lets his sugars run high all the time, and doesn't mind his diet. What a waste of organs.


FTFA: "Carl needed a new pancreas as it did not produce enough insulin."

Type I diabetes may be very difficult to control,, many are prone to hypo- as well as hyperglycemia ("brittle" diabetics).

I have plenty of patients with four kidneys. Often they had some congenital or pediatric disease (diabetes type I, polycystic kidney disease) and got a good number of years out of the first transplant but the kidney failed for whatever reason -- rejection, hypertension, perhaps complications from a bad infection. Voila, kidney #4.

The three pancreases is a bit odd. Kidney-pancreas transplants are not quite as commonplace as kidney, but certainly not rare -- the target population are type I diabetics. I've never seen someone with a second pancreas transplant.

At my institution in the States, they do >100 kidney transplants a year. They are basically routine. Also, kidney transplants are cost-effective, i.e. the cost per year is less than being on hemodialysis, even taking into account up-front costs, complications, etc. They might be more stringent in the UK, and probably screened him for compliance.

He probably takes care of himself okay and was unlucky, but I am suprised at some of the moderately-compliant losers they transplant here. Interestingly, many still do quite well.
2013-03-22 07:06:22 PM  
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2013-03-22 07:04:11 PM  
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Big deal I have all of those things in my basement right now.
2013-03-22 07:03:26 PM  
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his kidneys failed and he's that young? probably doesn't take care of himself, lets his sugars run high all the time, and doesn't mind his diet. What a waste of organs.
 
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