American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting Coverage
Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys.
Rates of non-adherence to follow-up care and medication regimens also found to differ by race.
Some donors spend years on dialysis before being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list.
Each Hounsfield unit increase on CT is associated with a 7% decreased risk of death among waitlisted kidney transplant candidates.
Coronary artery disease before transplantation increases death risk by 77%, study finds.
An eGFR decline of at least 30% during the 6 to 24 months after kidney transplantation predicts a higher risk of graft loss.
In a study, viral infections occurred in 52.4% of patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher compared with 37.1% of those with a lower BMI.
Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.
At the end of a 22-year study period, the 1- and 3-year risk of graft loss did not differs significantly between black and white recipients.
Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.
A 30% decline in eGFR between 1 and 3 years post-transplant is associated with an increased risk of all-cause graft loss and patient death.
Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.
Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.
Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.
Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.
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