American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting Coverage

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

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.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.

Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

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.

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Recipients aged 65 years and older who receive kidneys from donors in the same age group have a higher risk of death and delayed graft function.

Early Post-Transplant Readmission a Bad Sign

Death risk increased by 55% if patients are rehospitalized within 30 days of kidney transplantation.

Living Donor Size Affects Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Allograft function at one year post-transplant is more likely to be low if the donors are small.

Early Post-Transplant Readmission Linked to Frailty

Study finds a 60% increased likelihood of being hospitalized within 30 days of kidney transplant-related discharge.

Low GFR Post-Kidney Donation Not CKD

Renal function improves over time in donors, declines with chronic kidney disease.

Living Kidney Donation Declining in U.S.

Reasons may include increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity, economic disincentives, and transplant center oversight.

Too Much Salt Raises Post-Transplant Hypertension Risk

Systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher raised death-censored graft loss risk twofold.

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