Angela Webster, MBBS, talks about why only certain patients should be screened for cancer post-transplant.
Obese individuals often are rejected as renal transplant candidates in large part because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes.
Pre-existing renal osteodystrophy at the time of transplantation, reduced renal function, and transplantation-specific therapies are the main contributing factors.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.
In a study, only 8% of readmissions within 30 days of discharge met preventability criteria.
'Even 100 days out the risk is still high and it is still going higher,' researcher says.
Researchers evaluated sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim single-strength twice-weekly in abdominal organ transplant patients.
Presence of complement-binding donor-specific antibodies increases risk of graft loss.
High risker of biopsy-proven acute rejection and death-censored graft failure observed in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or greater.
Even after five years on the drug, patients continue to have improved renal function compared with patients receiving cyclosporine A.
Cidofovir cleared cytomegalovirus that was resistant to ganciclovir.
Donors had a decrease in GFR and an increase in parathyroid hormone and uric acid six months after nephrectomy.
At one-year post-transplant, the risk of death was reduced by 66% or more in transplant recipients with a BMI below 40, but was reduced by only 48% in recipients with a BMI of 40 or higher
Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.
Patients' one-year survival expectations more accurate than that of their nephrologist
Death risk increased by 55% if patients are rehospitalized within 30 days of kidney transplantation.
Allograft function at one year post-transplant is more likely to be low if the donors are small.