Transplantation

Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Surgeons Perform Well Despite Late Night and Early Morning Operations

Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well.

Greater Melanoma Risks Found Among Transplant Recipients

Greater Melanoma Risks Found Among Transplant Recipients

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They have double the risk of invasive melanoma and triple the risk of dying from it.

Music Aids Patient Recovery from Surgery

Music Aids Patient Recovery from Surgery

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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.

Few Referrals for Transplant Evaluation Among Dialysis Patients

Few Referrals for Transplant Evaluation Among Dialysis Patients

Findings among end-stage renal disease patients initiating dialysis in Georgia.

Predictors of ECD Kidney Transplant Long-Term Outcomes Identified

Predictors of ECD Kidney Transplant Long-Term Outcomes Identified

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The main independent determinants are circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody and cold ischemia time.

Organ Donation Rates Mostly Unaffected by State Policies

Organ Donation Rates Mostly Unaffected by State Policies

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From 1988 to 2010, establishment of organ donation registries, tax incentives, and paid leave have had no significant effect.

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Better If Donors Are Kept in Hypothermia

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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.

BMI Doesn't Affect Kidney Transplant Survival

BMI Doesn't Affect Kidney Transplant Survival

No difference between defined BMI bands in patient or graft survival for transplanted patients.

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

Post-Transplant UTI Risk Factors Identified

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Female kidney recipients have a nearly 7-fold higher risk of UTI than their male counterparts.

Steroid Withdrawal May Not Prevent Post-transplant Diabetes

Steroid Withdrawal May Not Prevent Post-transplant Diabetes

Limited effect among adult patients during 5 years following kidney transplantation.

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

Laparoscopically Harvesting Right Kidneys from Living Donors Safe

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Donor and recipient outcomes are similar to those associated with laparoscopic removal of left donor kidneys.

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

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Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Paying Donors May Help Organ Shortage

Paying Donors May Help Organ Shortage

It's time to reward people willing to save a stranger, researchers say.

Organ Donation Rates in the United States

Organ Donation Rates in the United States

While whites more likely to donate, report found race not the only driving factor.

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

Stroke Risk Lower with Kidney Transplants vs. Dialysis

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Their risk of a stroke was 46% lower than that of dialysis patients.

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).

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

Discharge Disposition Affects Transplant Patient Readmission Risk

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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.

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