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.
Guidelines for kidney recipients differ on frequency of cancer screenings.
Study reveals a significantly higher risk of a 50% or greater decline in eGFR and end-stage graft failure.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Major fractures included the proximal humerus, forearm, hip, and clinical vertebral fractures.
Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.
Inhibition with http://www.renalandurologynews.com/transplantation/section/635/ occurs after virus entry but before DNA replication.
Recipients of kidneys from individuals who donated the organs after cardiac death are more likely to experience graft loss and delayed graft function.
Researchers highlighted the benefit of iPTH monitoring.
HIV retransplant recipients have increased risk of death and graft loss versus HIV re-KT patients
Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys.
Rates of non-adherence to follow-up care and medication regimens also found to differ by race.
Some donors spend years on dialysis before being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list.
Each Hounsfield unit increase on CT is associated with a 7% decreased risk of death among waitlisted kidney transplant candidates.
Coronary artery disease before transplantation increases death risk by 77%, study finds.
An eGFR decline of at least 30% during the 6 to 24 months after kidney transplantation predicts a higher risk of graft loss.
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