A number of single-center studies show that living kidney donation is associated with minimal morbidity and mortality.
Allograft function at one year post-transplant is more likely to be low if the donors are small.
Study finds a 60% increased likelihood of being hospitalized within 30 days of kidney transplant-related discharge.
Renal function improves over time in donors, declines with chronic kidney disease.
Reasons may include increasing prevalence of diabetes and obesity, economic disincentives, and transplant center oversight.
Systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher raised death-censored graft loss risk twofold.
New findings could explain, at least in part, why live kidney donation has stagnated in the U.S.
Persistent need for dialysis at discharge increased the likelihood of readmission nearly threefold, study finds.
Plasma vitamin D levels increased to greater than 50 nmol/L in 80% of patients.
Recipients of kidneys from smokers are twice as likely to die as patients who get kidneys from nonsmokers.
From 2004 to 2010, the median fall in eGFR in the first year after donation grew significantly from 23.3 to 31.9 mL/min/1.73 m2.
Delayed graft function in patients aged 70 and older increased their death risk twofold.
The annual per-patient cost for kidney transplant recipients dropped from $33,040 in 2007 to $18,746 in 2011.
Cytomegalovirus viremia less likely with 200 rather than 100 days of valganciclovir after kidney transplantation.
Study characterizes cytomegalovirus infections in a large population of kidney transplant recipients.
In a study, vitamin D and calcium supplementation for one year made no difference in bone mineral density.
At-risk transplant recipients, however, have a lower risk of graft failure with prophylaxis than preemptive therapy.
Even blood pressure not considered hypertensive may reflect latent risk for adverse outcomes.
Improvements in immunosuppressive therapy have resulted in longer survival of kidney transplants, but they also may increase malignancies.
The objective is to eliminate the need for donors to travel to recipients' transplant centers to undergo nephrectomy.
Patients with ESRD may now have a tool to help them decide on kidney transplantation.
Greater efforts may be needed to educate patients with end-stage renal disease, especially African Americans.
Easing stenosis in transplanted renal arteries improves kidney function.
Paired kidney exchanges are not as popular because there is no way for insurance companies to determine which company pays for which donor's surgery.
Researchers recommend BK virus screening for all kidney transplant recipients.
Study implicates low diastolic and high systolic pressure immediately after kidney transplantation.
Five-year mortality is lower among PCa patients who receive a transplant rather than stay on dialysis.
In a study, 44% of neoplasias detected within a year of transplantation may have been present prior to surgery.
Patients needing dialysis for at least two weeks after receiving a kidney had lower eGFR at one year.
Low serum magnesium found to increase the risk by nearly 50%.