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.
Researchers find an association between late-onset BK virus nephropathy and less adherence to screening guidelines.
Kidneys from blood culture positive donors are not associated with graft and patient survival, however.
Findings in de novo kidney recipients receiving no pharmacologic CMV prophylaxis.
Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well.
They have double the risk of invasive melanoma and triple the risk of dying from it.
Patients who listened to music had less pain, anxiety, and analgesia use after their operations, compared with patients receiving routine care or non-drug interventions.
Findings among end-stage renal disease patients initiating dialysis in Georgia.
The main independent determinants are circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody and cold ischemia time.
From 1988 to 2010, establishment of organ donation registries, tax incentives, and paid leave have had no significant effect.
Risk of delayed graft function is reduced when donors are maintained at a temperature of 93.2° to 95° F prior to kidney harvesting after death.
No difference between defined BMI bands in patient or graft survival for transplanted patients.
Female kidney recipients have a nearly 7-fold higher risk of UTI than their male counterparts.
Limited effect among adult patients during 5 years following kidney transplantation.
Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.
Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.
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