Latest Transplantation News
African-Americans less likely to be wait-listed; higher income positively associated with wait-listing.
Among kidney transplant recipients who died with a functioning graft, the cause of death was reported as unknown for 64% of them.
After adjusting for confounders, patients on intensive home hemodialysis and recipients of deceased-donor kidneys showed no significant difference in death risk
In a study 383 kidney transplant recipients, low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were not associated with an increased risk of graft loss following transplantation.
Standardized incidence ratio peaked in patients who underwent transplantation in 1983-1987 period.
Key changes include new N category descriptors, more stage III subgroups, new M1D designation.
Limiting cold ischemia times could increase the use of renal allografts donated from patients after death from cardiovascular causes, researchers say.
Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death.
Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Score for subscale of perceived seriousness for no reduction of salt intake higher in transplant patients.
Each 1-mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus among kidney transplant recipients is associated with 36% and 21% increased risk in graft failure and death, respectively.
Biopsy-guided allocation of kidneys from octogenarian donors permits further expansion of the donor-organ pool.
There was a correlation for later acceptance in the match-run with delayed graft function, but not with all-cause graft failure.
IdeS reduced or eliminated donor-specific antibodies and permitted HLA-incompatible transplantation.
Risk factors include older age, white race, and receiving a kidney from a living donor.
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)