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The researchers observed a narrowing of disparities in the average monthly transplantation rates with implementation of the new system.
Up to half of transplant patients might experience tertiary hyperparathyroidism.
Overall, recipients of diabetic donor kidneys had a 9% lower chance of dying compared with remaining on the waitlist.
During the observation period, the researchers found that 77.5%, 69.8%, and 91.4% of SOTRs were not up-to-date for colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer screening tests, respectively.
Early data from the study revealed this treatment effectively cleared hepatitis C from all of the patients.
NODAT occurred more frequently in the upper PCSK9 tertile vs the lowest two PCSK9 tertiles.
In a study, obese transplant recipients with low muscle mass had an increased risk of death but not graft loss.
The incidence of NODAT was 33.8% among patients who switched to everolimus and 36.4% among those who stayed on calcineurin inhibitors.
Opportunistic viral and fungal infections or malignancies develop in 34% of kidney transplant recipients, but these complications do not affect patient or graft survival.
Highest level of opioid use in the year prior to transplantation was associated with a 45% and 28% increased risk of death and graft loss, respectively.
In a study, diabetes in both the donor and recipient was associated with triple the risk of death at 5 years post-transplant compared with the absence of diabetes in both the donor and recipient.
Post-transplant UTI rates were lower when cephalexin was added to SMX-TMP than when SMX-TMP was used alone (7.5% vs 25.8%), study finds.
Kidney transplant recipients who experienced an episode of bacteremia had double the risks of graft failure and death.
Older patients with a Charlson Comorbidity Index score below 5 had a higher 3-year survival rate than those with a score of 5 or higher (90% vs 76%).
High-KDPI kidneys can improve the likelihood of a functioning graft compared with waiting for a superior kidney.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)