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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.
Male gender, diabetes, and renal function decline at 90 days implicated as risk factors; patients rarely progress to end-stage renal disease.
CKD patients with daily sodium above 4,548 mg may help protect their cardiovascular health by reducing sodium in their diets, researchers suggested.
Japanese study demonstrates a 2-fold increased risk of death from any cause.
As elderly patients age, the number of drugs they take that may cause hyperkalemia increases.
Odds of non-fatal stroke are 49% higher in patients in the fourth quartile of uric acid level versus those in the second quartile.
No new safety concerns observed in a 52-week extension trial of etelcalcetide in hemodialysis with secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Phosphorus levels are higher when blood specimens are collected after weekends.
Paricalcitol-based protocol includes limited use of calcium-based phosphate binders.
Patients with longer hospital stays and pre-discharge complications were at increased risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge.
In a study, the 5-year risk of recurrence was 4.8%, 18.1%, and 46.3% for patients with low-, intermediate-, and high-risk disease.
Study finds no difference in metastasis-free survival observed after 15 years compared with radiation therapy or radical prostatectomy.
Finding contrasts with results of randomized clinical trials.
Nomograms specific to radical cystectomy currently do not exist to aid stratification of a patient's risks for complications.
In a phase 2 trial, atezolizumab plus bevacizumab improved PFS versus sunitinib in patients with renal cell carcinoma expressing PD-L1.
Added progression-free survival and prolonged overall survival possible, according to investigators.
Researchers develop a model to predict which patients are more likely to harbor brain metastases at cancer diagnosis.
Bone surgery should be considered in patients with solitary bone metastasis and no concomitant visceral metastases, according to investigators.
Clinical or radiologic progression is less likely with abiraterone plus prednisone than cabazitaxel following first-line docetaxel, study finds.
Study finds that PSA and PSAD indicated prostate cancer above Gleason score 6 for white men only.
Survey finds that 46% of radiation oncologists have administered ART to patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer on at least one occasion.
A neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio below 3.09 is associated with significantly longer overall and disease-specific survival.
In a retrospective study, patients lived the longest if they received docetaxel followed by cabazitaxel and then abiraterone or enzalutamide.
In a survey, 3 in 5 urologists in the United States indicated they perform MRI-US guided biopsy in current practice.
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