Latest Transplantation News
At 7 years after kidney transplantation, belatacept recipients had lower risks of death and graft loss than those treated with cyclosporine.
Cancer second leading cause of death in solid-organ transplant recipients.
Increased left ventricular mass found in donors with even mild decreases in renal function.
Screening not linked to improved patient survival after transplant; may delay time to listing, transplant.
Blacks undergoing PD or home HD and Hispanics undergoing PD are less likely than their white counterparts to receive a kidney transplant.
Just over half of kidneys from deceased ECD/DCD donors are not used, study finds.
In a study, ramipril was not significantly better than placebo in preserving renal function in kidney transplant recipients.
Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.
Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.
Meta-analysis suggests a 9% decreased 5-year mortality risk associated with pre-transplant peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.
The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.
10% rise in antibiotic resistance would lead to 2,100 more deaths, 40,000 more infections yearly.
Found to have higher mortality, readmission, surgical costs after controlling for patient factors.
Reduction in left ventricular hypertrophy predicts a decreased long-term risk of death and cardiovascular events, study finds.
Hypomagnesemia after a kidney transplant is associated with a 58% increased risk of new-onset diabetes.
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)