Fracture incidence within a year of transplant was 3 times lower among patients who had surgery from 2009 to 2011 vs 2004 to 2006.
Bone turnover markers increased following unilateral nephrectomy.
All recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery, regardless of ethnicity.
Therapy was associated with a significant improvement in bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and femoral neck.
Living kidney donor costs up with higher degree of allosensitization; also linked to obesity.
Guidelines for kidney recipients differ on frequency of cancer screenings.
Study reveals a significantly higher risk of a 50% or greater decline in eGFR and end-stage graft failure.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Major fractures included the proximal humerus, forearm, hip, and clinical vertebral fractures.
Study also links smoking with a decreased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant.
Inhibition with http://www.renalandurologynews.com/transplantation/section/635/ occurs after virus entry but before DNA replication.
Recipients of kidneys from individuals who donated the organs after cardiac death are more likely to experience graft loss and delayed graft function.
Researchers highlighted the benefit of iPTH monitoring.
HIV retransplant recipients have increased risk of death and graft loss versus HIV re-KT patients
Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys.
Rates of non-adherence to follow-up care and medication regimens also found to differ by race.
Some donors spend years on dialysis before being placed on the kidney transplant waiting list.
Each Hounsfield unit increase on CT is associated with a 7% decreased risk of death among waitlisted kidney transplant candidates.
Coronary artery disease before transplantation increases death risk by 77%, study finds.
An eGFR decline of at least 30% during the 6 to 24 months after kidney transplantation predicts a higher risk of graft loss.
In a study, viral infections occurred in 52.4% of patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher compared with 37.1% of those with a lower BMI.
The 15-hour surgery took place in early May.
Deceased donor kidneys obtained on Friday or Saturday were 16% more likely to be discarded than transplanted, compared with organs gathered other days of the week.
Oral nicotinamide has been linked to nonsignificant reductions in new, non-melanoma skin cancers in renal transplant patients.
Nearly 28% of deceased-donor kidney transplants in the US were performed on the weekends.
Only this histologic variant occurs at a significantly higher incidence in renal allograft recipients than the non-transplant population.
At 24 months follow up, no difference was found in primary outcomes in those treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria.
Uninsured live kidney donors are more likely to have multiple health risk factors.
Increased likelihood of delayed graft function and graft loss observed in recipients of kidneys from donors older than 50 years.
Nearly 70% of survey respondents indicated that, if compensated, they would donate a kidney to anyone in need.
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