Latest Transplantation News
Cinacalcet treatment may serve as a bridge to parathyroidectomy or as an alternative, researchers say.
Among 1734 childhood recipients, 289 developed cancer over a median follow-up of 13.4 years.
Graft failure risk was highest when a recipient of a kidney from a donor of the opposite sex was more than 66 pounds heavier than the donor.
Study supports transplant of kidneys into sensitized patients.
Hospitals that managed the most deceased donors were 1.5 times more likely to recover 4 or more transplantable organs than those that managed the least.
Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) accounted for 29.3% of RTR admissions.
From 2015 to 2016, the number of organ transplants rose from 30,969 to 33,595; the number of kidney transplants increased from 17,878 to 19,061.
Investigators observed no difference in hemoglobin level between transplant recipients and non-transplant CKD patients starting hemodialysis.
Activation of latent HPV infections may contribute to the increased risk of HPV-related (pre)malignant lesions in female RTRs.
End-stage renal disease is nearly 1.9 times more likely to develop in donors with a body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher.
Similar survival rates seen whether organ comes from 50-year-old or octogenarian.
The researchers found that all patients treated for 12 and 24 weeks achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks after therapy ended.
Organs from CI-positive donors were associated with higher mortality.
While antiretroviral therapy has allowed HIV patients to undergo kidney transplantation, allograft rejection remains high in this group.
Fracture incidence within a year of transplant was 3 times lower among patients who had surgery from 2009 to 2011 vs 2004 to 2006.
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)