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Angela Webster, MBBS: Screening for common cancers post-transplant

Angela Webster, MBBS, talks about why only certain patients should be screened for cancer post-transplant.

Web Exclusives Transplants Candidates: How Much Does Size Matter?

Transplants Candidates: How Much Does Size Matter?

Obese individuals often are rejected as renal transplant candidates in large part because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes.

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Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.

Obesity Raises Risk of Delayed Renal Allograft Function

Obesity Raises Risk of Delayed Renal Allograft Function

Delayed graft function is 41% more likely in obese than non-obese kidney transplant recipients.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

When administered concomitantly with tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients, it hiked the risk of acute rejection by more than 2-fold.

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

Their unadjusted 5-year death-censored graft survival and patient survival rates are higher compared with other recipients.

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Lower post-transplant HIV DNA levels associated with sirolimus use.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

Hip fractures remain an important complication following kidney transplantation, but incidence has decreased substantially.

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

Serum hepatitis E virus levels were undetectable in 78% of patients at least 6 months after stopping treatment.

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

By measuring urinary mRNA, a novel assay may enable clinicians to differentiate common causes of elevated creatinine.

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

Biopsies are of little value in determining overall risk of delayed organ function or even premature organ failure, researcher says.