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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 Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Kidney Failure From Polycystic Disease Linked to Better Outcomes

Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Gender Disparity in Desire for Living Kidney Transplant

Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.

Survival Benefit of Expanded Criteria Kidneys Probed

Survival Benefit of Expanded Criteria Kidneys Probed

For some highly sensitized patients, expanded criteria donor kidneys do not confer a survival edge over standard criteria donor kidneys.

Circulatory Death, Brain-Dead Donor Kidneys Offer Equivalent Outcomes

Circulatory Death, Brain-Dead Donor Kidneys Offer Equivalent Outcomes

Kidney transplanted from brain-dead donors or those who died from circulatory causes are associated with similar patient and graft survival.

Transplant Induction Protocols Offer Similar Patient, Graft Survival

Transplant Induction Protocols Offer Similar Patient, Graft Survival

Study compared single-dose alemtuzumab and multiple-dose rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin.

Post-Transplant UTI Prophylaxis Protocol Addresses Sulfa Allergy

Post-Transplant UTI Prophylaxis Protocol Addresses Sulfa Allergy

Using cephalexin instead of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole may decrease UTI incidence and cost of care.

Risk Model Predicts Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Risk Model Predicts Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Less than a high school education and delayed graft function are among the factors that increase the risk of readmission within 30 days.

Prior Cancer Ups Death Risk After Kidney Transplantation

Prior Cancer Ups Death Risk After Kidney Transplantation

A pre-transplant history of malignancy increases the 10-year post-transplant mortality risk by 22%.

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Older Age Predicts Renal Function Decline in Living Donors

Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

Living Kidney Donors Are At Higher Gout Risk

In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.

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.