Transplantation

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

By

They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

Nephron Sparing Surgery Okay for Tumors in Transplanted Kidneys

By

At last follow-up, 41 of 43 patients who underwent partial nephrectomy did not require dialysis.

Obesity Raises Risk of Delayed Renal Allograft Function

Obesity Raises Risk of Delayed Renal Allograft Function

By

Delayed graft function is 41% more likely in obese than non-obese kidney transplant recipients.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

By

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

Fracture Risk Varies by Renal Replacement Therapy

By

Hemodialysis patients are at higher risk than peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant recipients.

Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

Acute Rejection Linked to Ketoconazole

By

When administered concomitantly with tacrolimus in kidney transplant patients, it hiked the risk of acute rejection by more than 2-fold.

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

Transplant Outcomes Better in IgA Nephropathy Patients

By

Their unadjusted 5-year death-censored graft survival and patient survival rates are higher compared with other recipients.

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

Kidney Transplants Less Likely in Overweight, Obese Women

By

The odds of receiving a kidney decreased with increasing body mass index.

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

By

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

By

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

By

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?

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

Immunosuppression-Free Transplant: Interview with Suzanne Ildstad, MD

Immunosuppression-Free Transplant: Interview with Suzanne Ildstad, MD

By

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

By

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

By

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

Geographic Differences for Children on Donor Waitlist

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

Multiple-Message Campaign May Increase Kidney Donation

By

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

By

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

By

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

Living Donor Comorbidities Are Increasing, Study Finds

By

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

By

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

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters