Transplantation

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Slow Adoption of HIV-Positive Organ Donations

Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.

Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

Transplant-Related Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors

The researchers found that 96% of donors reported one or more direct costs, totaling $101,484 (mean $523).

Diabetes, COPD Raise Post-Kidney Transplant Readmission Rates

Diabetes, COPD Raise Post-Kidney Transplant Readmission Rates

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Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

Race Gap in Kidney Transplant Outcomes Narrows Dramatically

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At the end of a 22-year study period, the 1- and 3-year risk of graft loss did not differs significantly between black and white recipients.

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Kidney Tx Patients Characterized

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Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.

Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

Post-Transplant Renal Function Decline Predicts Worse Outcomes

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A 30% decline in eGFR between 1 and 3 years post-transplant is associated with an increased risk of all-cause graft loss and patient death.

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

PPIs, Low Magnesium Linked in Renal Transplant Patients

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Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

Diabetic Donor Kidneys Associated with Worse Outcomes

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Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

Donor Kidneys Usable Despite Acute Kidney Injury

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Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Weight Loss May Lower the Risk of Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

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Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

Elderly Kidney Transplant Recipients Fare Better with Younger Donors

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Recipients aged 65 years and older who receive kidneys from donors in the same age group have a higher risk of death and delayed graft function.

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

Old Age Need Not Rule Out Renal Transplants

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New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.

BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

BMI Mismatch Increases Risk of Kidney Allograft Loss

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Each 1 kg/m2 increment in BMI difference between recipients and deceased donors is associated with a 6% increased risk of graft loss.

Motor Vehicle Program Signs Up Additional Organ Donors

Motor Vehicle Program Signs Up Additional Organ Donors

DMV staff who received training were more likely to register customers as organ donors.

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

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Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Kidney Transplantation More Successful in HIV Than Hepatitis C

Kidney Transplantation More Successful in HIV Than Hepatitis C

Refuting common wisdom, research shows that HIV patients fared better than those with hepatitis C.

Older Donor Kidneys Good for Seniors

Older Donor Kidneys Good for Seniors

Many of these organs would otherwise get discarded, researcher says.

Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

Study Backs Renal Transplantation in HIV-Infected Patients

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In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Older Blood Okay for Blood Transfusions in ICU Patients

Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.

Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Kidney Failure Undertreatment an International Concern

Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

Some Injured Kidneys Suitable for Transplant

For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant

HIV-Positive Kidney Transplantation Possible

HIV-Positive Kidney Transplantation Possible

South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases

Kidney Transplant Timing Matters Little to Pregnancy

Kidney Transplant Timing Matters Little to Pregnancy

Pregnancy outcomes similar for women who received kidney whether as a child or an adult.

With Donor Kidneys, Every Hour of Cold Ischemia Time Matters

With Donor Kidneys, Every Hour of Cold Ischemia Time Matters

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The longer a kidney is without a blood supply, the greater the risk of graft failure and death, according to a new study.

Study Highlights Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplants

Study Highlights Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplants

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Kidney transplants alone saved nearly 1.4 million life-years in the United States over a 25-year period.

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

USRDS: Kidney Disease on the Rise, but Patients Faring Better

Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying

FDA Approves System to Reduce Pathogens in Donated Blood Plasma

FDA Approves System to Reduce Pathogens in Donated Blood Plasma

Targeted pathogens include AIDS-causing HIV, hepatitis B and C, and the West Nile virus

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

New U.S. Kidney Transplant Rules Take Effect

The changes to kidney transplant rules are intended to make organ allocation more equitable.

Genetic Marker May Help Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Genetic Marker May Help Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Researchers identified a genetic glitch that promotes kidney scarring.

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