Guadalajara, Mexico, Apr. 12 (Notimex) .- The Specialty Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS, for its acronym in Spanish) in Jalisco has performed 80 kidney transplants so far this year, informed the head of the Division of Nephrology and Transplants at the hospital, Eduardo González Espinoza.
He indicated that the productivity of renal transplants in the hospital continues to rise and he specified that of the 80 interventions, 68 were through related live donors and 12 cadaveric donation products.
He added that the last of these cadaver donations came from Morelia, where the family of a 33-year-old woman, who died after giving birth due to cardiorespiratory problems, authorized the donation of her family's two kidneys, to the benefit of this case, of two patients from the Specialties Hospital of the IMSS Jalisco.
After performing the procurement of organs, the team of the Specialties Hospital, of the Nephrology and Transplant Service carried out the two kidney transplants last Sunday.
The beneficiaries, reported Dr. González Espinoza, are a 51-year-old patient, originally from Guanajuato, a resident of the municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco.
This patient was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease of undetermined etiology in 2009 and is suffering from chronic hypertension secondary to his kidney disease, before being transplanted he was on hemodialysis treatment.
The second patient transplanted last Sunday, was a man also 51 years old, who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2002. He was on hemodialysis since 2006 and is suffering from high blood pressure and tachycardia.
Both patients progressed satisfactorily and urinate regularly after being operated.