1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs have been noninferior to those donated by trauma-death donors (TDDs) and medical-death donors (MDDs). 2. Compared to TDD organs, ODD kidneys and livers were discarded at a greater rate. Evidence Rating 
The number of transplants in the United States involving organs from individuals who died from a drug overdose rose from 149 in 2000 to 3533 in 2016.
Nurse managers, white providers more likely to be unaware of national racial disparity in waitlisting
Kidney transplant recipients in the highest tertile of serum uromodulin concentration had a 2-fold increased risk of allograft failure compared with those in the lowest tertile.
Findings among adults undergoing kidney transplantation in Finland 1990 to 2010
Families making decision not to donate relative's organs experience lower quality communication
However, the impact in waitlisting was only seen for disadvantaged after 500 days of follow-up.
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.
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