Although ban was lifted on such surgeries in 2013, none have taken place, researchers say.
The researchers found that 96% of donors reported one or more direct costs, totaling $101,484 (mean $523).
Patients discharged with home health or to a skilled nursing facility also were more likely to be readmitted.
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.
Study reveals a 13% incidence of CIN in allograft recipients undergoing computed tomography or cardiac catheterization with contrast media.
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.
Study of renal transplant patients also shows that proton pump inhibitors are associated with increased arterial stiffness.
Recipients of diabetic donor kidneys—especially diabetic recipients—are at increased risk of graft loss and death.
Recipients of AKI kidneys have patient and graft survival rates similar to those of recipients of non-AKI kidneys.
Kidney recipients who lost the most weight prior to transplantation had a 25% decreased risk versus those with the most weight gain.
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.
New findings show that even patients in their 80s can benefit.
Each 1 kg/m2 increment in BMI difference between recipients and deceased donors is associated with a 6% increased risk of graft loss.
DMV staff who received training were more likely to register customers as organ donors.
Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.
Refuting common wisdom, research shows that HIV patients fared better than those with hepatitis C.
Many of these organs would otherwise get discarded, researcher says.
In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.
Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.
Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says
For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant
South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases
Pregnancy outcomes similar for women who received kidney whether as a child or an adult.
The longer a kidney is without a blood supply, the greater the risk of graft failure and death, according to a new study.
Kidney transplants alone saved nearly 1.4 million life-years in the United States over a 25-year period.
Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying
Targeted pathogens include AIDS-causing HIV, hepatitis B and C, and the West Nile virus
The changes to kidney transplant rules are intended to make organ allocation more equitable.
Researchers identified a genetic glitch that promotes kidney scarring.
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