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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.
Regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 years or more increased the risk of dying from renal cell carcinoma nearly 4-fold.
The protective effect was not observed with other anti-diabetic medications.
Patients who underwent upfront cytoreductive nephrectomy lived 6.4 months longer than those treated with upfront targeted therapy, a study found.
Through diet and exercise, prostate cancer patients can decrease their risk of dying from their illness.
The finding of lower bladder cancer incidence in patients receiving pelvic radiation contrasts with previous research.
Researchers estimate that 40% of pathologic response in MIBC patients receiving both neoadjuvant chemo and TURBT is due to TURBT.
A travel distance of more than 30 miles to the provider was associated with greater chances of readmission in one analysis.
Non-users of 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors had a nearly 2.6 times increased risk of pathologic progression than those who took the drugs.
Patients with higher heterogeneity score did not respond well to hormone therapy.
Second round of 6 injections was well tolerated and continued to control disease progression in bone.
A 50% or greater PSA decline at 15 days after start of treatment was associated with increased progression-free and overall survival.
Researchers observed a trend toward longer time on drug among men with castration-resistant prostate cancer.
The drug nearly doubled the delay in tumor growth compared with everolimus.
In large observational study, regular use—defined as 3 tablets per week—was associated with a 24% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer.
In a small study, high-dose testosterone given intermittently with androgen deprivation therapy lowered PSA levels without serious adverse effects.
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