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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.
Bone turnover markers increased following unilateral nephrectomy.
All recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery, regardless of ethnicity.
Therapy was associated with a significant improvement in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and femoral neck.
Living kidney donor costs up with higher degree of allosensitization; also linked to obesity.
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