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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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Managing Bone Disease in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Pre-existing renal osteodystrophy at the time of transplantation, reduced renal 
function, and transplantation-specific therapies are the main contributing factors.

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Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

When administered concomitantly with tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients, it hiked the risk of acute rejection by more than 2-fold.

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

Their unadjusted 5-year death-censored graft survival and patient survival rates are higher compared with other recipients.

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Lower post-transplant HIV DNA levels associated with sirolimus use.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

Hip fractures remain an important complication following kidney transplantation, but incidence has decreased substantially.

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

Serum hepatitis E virus levels were undetectable in 78% of patients at least 6 months after stopping treatment.

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

By measuring urinary mRNA, a novel assay may enable clinicians to differentiate common causes of elevated creatinine.

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

Biopsies are of little value in determining overall risk of delayed organ function or even premature organ failure, researcher says.

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

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.

Drug Shows Promise for Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Drug Shows Promise for Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Sitagliptin was well tolerated and it significantly increased insulin secretion and reduced glucose levels.

High Ferritin Ups Infection Risk in Kidney Transplant Patients

High Ferritin Ups Infection Risk in Kidney Transplant Patients

Levels above 500 ng/mL predicted higher incidence rates of infections overall as well as bacterial and bloodstream infections.

Stem-Turned-Kidney Cells Pave Path to Organ Regeneration

Renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible.

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.