Transplantation

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Sirolimus Reduces Post-Transplant HIV Levels

Lower post-transplant HIV DNA levels associated with sirolimus use.

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

Kidney Remaining After Donor Nephrectomy Increases in Size

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Increment in renal parenchymal volume occurs within days after a kidney is removed from a living donor.

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

Post-Transplant Diabetes Risk Tied to BMI

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The risk of new-onset diabetes after a kidney transplant increases along with pretransplant body mass index.

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

Post-Transplant Hip Fracture Rate Declining

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Hip fractures remain an important complication following kidney transplantation, but incidence has decreased substantially.

Do you have any patients who acquired a kidney transplant abroad?

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More than 90,000 kidney transplant candidates are on transplant waiting lists in the U.S.

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

Ribavirin May Treat HEV Infection in Transplant Recipients

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Serum hepatitis E virus levels were undetectable in 78% of patients at least 6 months after stopping treatment.

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

Urine Test IDs Cause of Post-Transplant Kidney Problems

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By measuring urinary mRNA, a novel assay may enable clinicians to differentiate common causes of elevated creatinine.

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

Biopsy-Based Discard of Donor Kidneys May Be Misguided

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Biopsies are of little value in determining overall risk of delayed organ function or even premature organ failure, researcher says.

Immunosuppression-Free Transplant: An Interview with Suzanne Ildstad, MD

Immunosuppression-Free Transplant: An Interview with Suzanne Ildstad, MD

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Immunologic mismatch may no longer be a barrier between living kidney donors and recipients.

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors at Slightly Higher ESRD Risk

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By age 80 years, the estimated lifetime risk of ESRD was 90 per 10,000 live donors compared with 326 per 10,000 in the general population.

Drug Shows Promise for Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

Drug Shows Promise for Post-Transplant New-Onset Diabetes

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Sitagliptin was well tolerated and it significantly increased insulin secretion and reduced glucose levels.

Geographic Differences for Children on Donor Waitlist

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A new study is suggesting there is substantial geographic variation in deceased donor kidney waiting times.

High Ferritin Ups Infection Risk in Kidney Transplant Patients

High Ferritin Ups Infection Risk in Kidney Transplant Patients

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Levels above 500 ng/mL predicted higher incidence rates of infections overall as well as bacterial and bloodstream infections.

Stem-Turned-Kidney Cells Pave Path to Organ Regeneration

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Renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible.

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

Transplanted Kidneys Can Harbor AIDS Virus

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HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

Placing Very Elderly Patients on RRT

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As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.

Multiple-Message Campaign May Increase Kidney Donation

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A new study from University of Illinois researchers suggests that it may be possible to increase kidney donation through a multiple-message campaign.

Solid Organ Transplantation May Raise Kidney Disease Risk in Children

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Children who undergo solid organ transplantation may have a high risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new national study.

Diabetes Hikes Infection-Related Death Risk Post-Transplant

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Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.

Living Donor Comorbidities Are Increasing, Study Finds

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Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.

Few Early Readmissions After Kidney Transplantation Preventable

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In a study, only 8% of readmissions within 30 days of discharge met preventability criteria.

Study Sheds Light on Kidney Donors' Health Risks

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A new study has looked at the health of kidney donors and turned up some rather interesting findings in terms of short-term health risks.

Bacteremia in SOT Patients More Common Than Thought

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'Even 100 days out the risk is still high and it is still going higher,' researcher says.

Prophylactic Regimen Effective Against PJP, Not Nocardiosis

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Researchers evaluated sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim single-strength twice-weekly in abdominal organ transplant patients.

Kidney Transplant Antibodies Predict Graft Loss, Injury

Kidney Transplant Antibodies Predict Graft Loss, Injury

Presence of complement-binding donor-specific antibodies increases risk of graft loss.

High BMI Predicts Adverse Transplant Outcomes

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High risker of biopsy-proven acute rejection and death-censored graft failure observed in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or greater.

Belatacept's Renal Transplant Benefits Persist Long-Term

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Even after five years on the drug, patients continue to have improved renal function compared with patients receiving cyclosporine A.

Drug May Work For Resistant CMV Infections in Transplant Recipients

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Cidofovir cleared cytomegalovirus that was resistant to ganciclovir.

Adolescent Kidney Transplants More Likely to Fail

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Patients who receive their first kidney transplant at ages 14-16 years appear to be at increased risk for transplant failure.

Kidney Donors Show Signs of Mild CKD

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Donors had a decrease in GFR and an increase in parathyroid hormone and uric acid six months after nephrectomy.

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