Biopsies are of little value in determining overall risk of delayed organ function or even premature organ failure, researcher says.
Immunologic mismatch may no longer be a barrier between living kidney donors and recipients.
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.
Sitagliptin was well tolerated and it significantly increased insulin secretion and reduced glucose levels.
A new study is suggesting there is substantial geographic variation in deceased donor kidney waiting times.
Levels above 500 ng/mL predicted higher incidence rates of infections overall as well as bacterial and bloodstream infections.
Renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible.
HIV-1 was found in podocytes or tubular cells of renal allografts in recipients who did not have detectable plasma levels of the virus.
As a venue for presenting important research on kidney disease to the world, Kidney Week never disappoints.
A new study from University of Illinois researchers suggests that it may be possible to increase kidney donation through a multiple-message campaign.
Children who undergo solid organ transplantation may have a high risk of developing kidney disease, according to a new national study.
Increasing age and receipt of a deceased-donor kidney were among risk factors for death from infection.
Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1% and a mean 3.7 days, respectively.
In a study, only 8% of readmissions within 30 days of discharge met preventability criteria.
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.
'Even 100 days out the risk is still high and it is still going higher,' researcher says.
Researchers evaluated sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim single-strength twice-weekly in abdominal organ transplant patients.
Presence of complement-binding donor-specific antibodies increases risk of graft loss.
High risker of biopsy-proven acute rejection and death-censored graft failure observed in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or greater.
Even after five years on the drug, patients continue to have improved renal function compared with patients receiving cyclosporine A.
Cidofovir cleared cytomegalovirus that was resistant to ganciclovir.
Patients who receive their first kidney transplant at ages 14-16 years appear to be at increased risk for transplant failure.
Donors had a decrease in GFR and an increase in parathyroid hormone and uric acid six months after nephrectomy.
At one-year post-transplant, the risk of death was reduced by 66% or more in transplant recipients with a BMI below 40, but was reduced by only 48% in recipients with a BMI of 40 or higher
Severe fluid overload in patients with advanced CKD increases by threefold the likelihood of initiation of renal replacement therapy.
Robotic kidney transplants may significantly improve outcomes in obese patients.
Social media is playing a significant role in organ donation registration.
A study shows that with appropriate screening and selection, kidney transplantation can be performed successfully in octogenarians.
Spanish researchers have completed a large study showing that influenza vaccination just one month post-transplantation are safe.
Support for altruistic kidney donation appears to have more than doubled since 2001 in the United States.