Incidence of donation stable in women but decreased among men; income tied to changes in donation
In a small study, direct-acting prophylaxis against hepatitis C virus (HCV) appeared safe and well-tolerated in uninfected recipients of HCV+ kidneys.
1. No HCV infection was detected in patients receiving HCV-infected kidneys 12 weeks following treatment. 2. No antiviral treatment-related complications occurred recipients of HCV-infected kidneys. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Kidney failure and end-stage kidney disease result in significant morbidity and mortality. While kidney transplant is a viable solution for patients with kidney 
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to autosomal polycystic kidney disease are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than those with ESRD from other causes, new study finds.
Patients who have a failed renal allograft removed prior to undergoing another kidney transplant may be at increased risk of losing the new allograft, according to a new review.
The living kidney donor candidate evaluation process can reveal serious undiagnosed medical problems.
1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 2. Data did not show that donors have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, negative psychosocial health outcomes, reduced quality of life, or mortality. 
Increased risks for ESRD, preeclampsia, although absolute risk of these outcomes remains low.
Standardized transplantation referral ratio shows most variation is due to within-facility characteristics.
Support, clear communication from health care team essential for improving donor comfort level.
Less than perfect older kidneys may still be suitable for transplantation.
Robotic-assisted kidney transplantation is associated with a low complication rate and excellent graft function, European study shows.
New findings suggest that national strategies have failed to correct racial/ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplantation.
Decrease in excess risk of all-cause mortality from 1995 to 2013 for those with end-stage renal disease.
Altering the surface of an anti-CD31 antibody helps NPs administer therapeutics to ECs.
Data that shed light on the allograft decision process may ultimately help transplant teams navigate their expanding waiting lists.
In animal model, anti-CD47 monoclonal antibody group had decease in injury of renal allografts.
African-Americans less likely to be wait-listed; higher income positively associated with wait-listing.
Among kidney transplant recipients who died with a functioning graft, the cause of death was reported as unknown for 64% of them.
After adjusting for confounders, patients on intensive home hemodialysis and recipients of deceased-donor kidneys showed no significant difference in death risk
In a study 383 kidney transplant recipients, low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were not associated with an increased risk of graft loss following transplantation.
Standardized incidence ratio peaked in patients who underwent transplantation in 1983-1987 period.
Key changes include new N category descriptors, more stage III subgroups, new M1D designation.
Limiting cold ischemia times could increase the use of renal allografts donated from patients after death from cardiovascular causes, researchers say.
Kidney transplant recipients who experience recurrent urinary tract infections are at increased risk of graft failure and death.
Hemodialysis patients had higher rates of infective endocarditis than peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant patients.
Score for subscale of perceived seriousness for no reduction of salt intake higher in transplant patients.
Each 1-mg/dL increase in serum phosphorus among kidney transplant recipients is associated with 36% and 21% increased risk in graft failure and death, respectively.
Biopsy-guided allocation of kidneys from octogenarian donors permits further expansion of the donor-organ pool.
There was a correlation for later acceptance in the match-run with delayed graft function, but not with all-cause graft failure.
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