Researchers find an association between late-onset BK virus nephropathy and less adherence to screening guidelines.
Kidneys from blood culture positive donors are not associated with graft and patient survival, however.
Findings in de novo kidney recipients receiving no pharmacologic CMV prophylaxis.
Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well.
They have double the risk of invasive melanoma and triple the risk of dying from it.
Patients who listened to music had less pain, anxiety, and analgesia use after their operations, compared with patients receiving routine care or non-drug interventions.
Findings among end-stage renal disease patients initiating dialysis in Georgia.
The main independent determinants are circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody and cold ischemia time.
From 1988 to 2010, establishment of organ donation registries, tax incentives, and paid leave have had no significant effect.
Risk of delayed graft function is reduced when donors are maintained at a temperature of 93.2° to 95° F prior to kidney harvesting after death.
No difference between defined BMI bands in patient or graft survival for transplanted patients.
Female kidney recipients have a nearly 7-fold higher risk of UTI than their male counterparts.
Limited effect among adult patients during 5 years following kidney transplantation.
Ongoing study suggests that renal function continues to increase after donation but decreases in donation-eligible controls.
Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.
Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.
It's time to reward people willing to save a stranger, researchers say.
While whites more likely to donate, report found race not the only driving factor.
Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.
Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.
The researchers found that 96% of donors reported one or more direct costs, totaling $101,484 (mean $523).
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.
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.
New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.
Each 1 kg/m2 increment in BMI difference between recipients and deceased donors is associated with a 6% increased risk of graft loss.
DMV staff who received training were more likely to register customers as organ donors.
Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.
Refuting common wisdom, research shows that HIV patients fared better than those with hepatitis C.
Many of these organs would otherwise get discarded, researcher says.
In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.
Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.
Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says
For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant
South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases
Pregnancy outcomes similar for women who received kidney whether as a child or an adult.
The longer a kidney is without a blood supply, the greater the risk of graft failure and death, according to a new study.
Kidney transplants alone saved nearly 1.4 million life-years in the United States over a 25-year period.
Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying
Targeted pathogens include AIDS-causing HIV, hepatitis B and C, and the West Nile virus
The changes to kidney transplant rules are intended to make organ allocation more equitable.
Researchers identified a genetic glitch that promotes kidney scarring.
Living kidney donors who are in need of a transplant later in life experience shorter wait times and receive better quality kidneys.
Living kidney donors are more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure or preemclampsia once pregnant compared to non-donor.
An anticoagulant was found to preserve kidney function after transplantation.
Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.
More reimbursement and compensation opportunities should be available for living kidney donors.
This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.
The vast majority of kidney failure patients reported that they were doing fine on dialysis and did not see a need for a kidney transplant.
Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.
Ultrasound surveillance for renal tumors should be performed on native and graft kidneys from 3 years after transplantation.
Barriers to donation may explain why living donor kidney transplantation has been declining.
In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.
Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.
Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.
For some highly sensitized patients, expanded criteria donor kidneys do not confer a survival edge over standard criteria donor kidneys.
Kidney transplanted from brain-dead donors or those who died from circulatory causes are associated with similar patient and graft survival.
Study compared single-dose alemtuzumab and multiple-dose rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin.
Using cephalexin instead of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole may decrease UTI incidence and cost of care.
Less than a high school education and delayed graft function are among the factors that increase the risk of readmission within 30 days.
A pre-transplant history of malignancy increases the 10-year post-transplant mortality risk by 22%.
Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.
In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.
They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.
No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Delayed graft function is 41% more likely in obese than non-obese kidney transplant recipients.
Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.
When administered concomitantly with tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients, it hiked the risk of acute rejection by more than 2-fold.
Their unadjusted 5-year death-censored graft survival and patient survival rates are higher compared with other recipients.
The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.
Lower post-transplant HIV DNA levels associated with sirolimus use.
Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.
The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.
Hip fractures remain an important complication following kidney transplantation, but incidence has decreased substantially.
More than 90,000 kidney transplant candidates are on transplant waiting lists in the U.S.
Serum hepatitis E virus levels were undetectable in 78% of patients at least 6 months after stopping treatment.
By measuring urinary mRNA, a novel assay may enable clinicians to differentiate common causes of elevated creatinine.
Biopsies are of little value in determining overall risk of delayed organ function or even premature organ failure, researcher says.
Immunologic mismatch may no longer be a barrier between living kidney donors and recipients.
By age 80 years, the estimated lifetime risk of ESRD was 90 per 10,000 live donors compared with 326 per 10,000 in the general population.
Sitagliptin was well tolerated and it significantly increased insulin secretion and reduced glucose levels.
A new study is suggesting there is substantial geographic variation in deceased donor kidney waiting times.
Levels above 500 ng/mL predicted higher incidence rates of infections overall as well as bacterial and bloodstream infections.
Renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible.
HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.
As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.
A new study from University of Illinois researchers suggests that it may be possible to increase kidney donation through a multiple-message campaign.
Children who undergo solid organ transplantation may have a high risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new national study.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
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