Transplantation

No Routine Antimicrobial Use for Post-Transplant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

No Routine Antimicrobial Use for Post-Transplant Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

At 24 months follow up, no difference was found in primary outcomes in those treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria.

Some Live Kidney Donors Uninsured

Some Live Kidney Donors Uninsured

Uninsured live kidney donors are more likely to have multiple health risk factors.

Live-Donor Kidney Transplant Outcomes Worse with Longer CIT

Live-Donor Kidney Transplant Outcomes Worse with Longer CIT

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Increased likelihood of delayed graft function and graft loss observed in recipients of kidneys from donors older than 50 years.

Paying Donors May Encourage Kidney Donation

Paying Donors May Encourage Kidney Donation

Nearly 70% of survey respondents indicated that, if compensated, they would donate a kidney to anyone in need.

Kidneys from Incompatible Live Donors Offer a Survival Advantage

Kidneys from Incompatible Live Donors Offer a Survival Advantage

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Survival rates are lower among patients who receive a deceased-donor kidney or remain on the transplant waiting list.

Hepatitis E Infection From Plasma Exchange

Hepatitis E Infection From Plasma Exchange

Transmission of HEV through plasma exchange for acute humoral rejection after kidney transplant.

Belatacept Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Belatacept Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes

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At 7 years after kidney transplantation, belatacept recipients had lower risks of death and graft loss than those treated with cyclosporine.

Risk of Cancer Death Up for Organ Recipients

Risk of Cancer Death Up for Organ Recipients

Cancer second leading cause of death in solid-organ transplant recipients.

Risk of Cancer Death Up for Organ Recipients

Risk of Cancer Death Up for Organ Recipients

Cancer second leading cause of death in solid-organ transplant recipients.

Any Renal Function Decline in Living Kidney Donors a Cardiac Risk

Any Renal Function Decline in Living Kidney Donors a Cardiac Risk

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Increased left ventricular mass found in donors with even mild decreases in renal function.

PSA Screening May Harm ESRD Patients Awaiting Transplant

PSA Screening May Harm ESRD Patients Awaiting Transplant

Screening not linked to improved patient survival after transplant; may delay time to listing, transplant.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

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Blacks undergoing PD or home HD and Hispanics undergoing PD are less likely than their white counterparts to receive a kidney transplant.

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Home Dialysis Outcomes Identified

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Blacks undergoing PD or home HD and Hispanics undergoing PD are less likely than their white counterparts to receive a kidney transplant.

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

Small Prostates Predict More Severe BOO Symptoms

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The risk of bladder outlet obstruction increased 34% per unit increase in serum PSA and decreased 23% per unit increase in maximal flow rate.

Some Discarded Higher-Risk Kidneys May Be Transplantable

Some Discarded Higher-Risk Kidneys May Be Transplantable

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Just over half of kidneys from deceased ECD/DCD donors are not used, study finds.

Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

Artificial Kidney Technology Moves Forward

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If ESRD patients face increasing difficulty getting a kidney transplant in coming years, they may see an artificial kidney as the next best alternative.

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

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In a study, ramipril was not significantly better than placebo in preserving renal function in kidney transplant recipients.

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

ACE Inhibitors May Not Benefit Transplant Patients With Proteinuria

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In a study, ramipril was not significantly better than placebo in preserving renal function in kidney transplant recipients.

ESRD and Treatments May Raise Cancer Risk

ESRD and Treatments May Raise Cancer Risk

Dialysis, organ transplant may increase odds for certain types of cancer.

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.

Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

Peritoneal Dialysis Patients May Have Better Post-Transplant Survival

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Meta-analysis suggests a 9% decreased 5-year mortality risk associated with pre-transplant peritoneal dialysis versus hemodialysis.

Iron Deficiency Ups Mortality in Renal Transplant Recipients

Iron Deficiency Ups Mortality in Renal Transplant Recipients

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The association is independent of anemia, according to researchers.

Increasing Antibiotic Resistance Plagues Surgery, Chemo

Increasing Antibiotic Resistance Plagues Surgery, Chemo

10% rise in antibiotic resistance would lead to 2,100 more deaths, 40,000 more infections yearly.

Safety-Net Hospitals Have Higher Costs, Worse Outcomes

Safety-Net Hospitals Have Higher Costs, Worse Outcomes

Found to have higher mortality, readmission, surgical costs after controlling for patient factors.

LVH Regression Improves Outcomes in Renal Transplant Recipients

LVH Regression Improves Outcomes in Renal Transplant Recipients

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Reduction in left ventricular hypertrophy predicts a decreased long-term risk of death and cardiovascular events, study finds.

Low Post-Transplant Magnesium Ups Risk of New-Onset Diabetes

Low Post-Transplant Magnesium Ups Risk of New-Onset Diabetes

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Hypomagnesemia after a kidney transplant is associated with a 58% increased risk of new-onset diabetes.

BK Virus Screening in Transplant Patients May Be Suboptimal

BK Virus Screening in Transplant Patients May Be Suboptimal

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Researchers find an association between late-onset BK virus nephropathy and less adherence to screening guidelines.

Infected Kidney Donors Raise Delayed Graft Function Risk

Infected Kidney Donors Raise Delayed Graft Function Risk

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Kidneys from blood culture positive donors are not associated with graft and patient survival, however.

Reduced-Dose Tacrolimus, Everolimus Cut CMV Infection

Reduced-Dose Tacrolimus, Everolimus Cut CMV Infection

Findings in de novo kidney recipients receiving no pharmacologic CMV prophylaxis.

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