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.
Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.
Black female hemodialysis patients less likely to want living transplant; more likely to receive offer.
For some highly sensitized patients, expanded criteria donor kidneys do not confer a survival edge over standard criteria donor kidneys.
Kidney transplanted from brain-dead donors or those who died from circulatory causes are associated with similar patient and graft survival.
Study compared single-dose alemtuzumab and multiple-dose rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin.
Using cephalexin instead of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole may decrease UTI incidence and cost of care.
Less than a high school education and delayed graft function are among the factors that increase the risk of readmission within 30 days.
A pre-transplant history of malignancy increases the 10-year post-transplant mortality risk by 22%.
Mean estimated glomerular filtration rate decreases by 0.57 mL/min/1.73 m2 annually with each 1-year increase in age at donation.
In a study, donors were 60% more likely to be diagnosed with gout than matched healthy controls.
They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.
No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.
At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.
Delayed graft function is 41% more likely in obese than non-obese kidney transplant recipients.
Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.