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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.