Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.
Refuting common wisdom, research shows that HIV patients fared better than those with hepatitis C.
Many of these organs would otherwise get discarded, researcher says.
In the absence of co-infection with hepatitis C virus, their graft and patient survival rates are similar to those of HIV-negative patients.
Trial shows that changes to blood during storage do not affect quality.
Dire need for low-cost dialysis techniques that could be used worldwide, researcher says
For reasons that are unclear, certain organs even performed better 6 months after transplant
South African researchers report 'impressive' results in 27 cases
Pregnancy outcomes similar for women who received kidney whether as a child or an adult.
The longer a kidney is without a blood supply, the greater the risk of graft failure and death, according to a new study.
Kidney transplants alone saved nearly 1.4 million life-years in the United States over a 25-year period.
Even though rate of disease is on the rise, fewer patients are suffering organ failure or dying
Targeted pathogens include AIDS-causing HIV, hepatitis B and C, and the West Nile virus
The changes to kidney transplant rules are intended to make organ allocation more equitable.
Researchers identified a genetic glitch that promotes kidney scarring.
Living kidney donors who are in need of a transplant later in life experience shorter wait times and receive better quality kidneys.
Living kidney donors are more likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure or preemclampsia once pregnant compared to non-donor.
An anticoagulant was found to preserve kidney function after transplantation.
Researchers may have found a predictor for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in kidney transplant recipients.
More reimbursement and compensation opportunities should be available for living kidney donors.
This approach resulted in improved hypertension control in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, new study found.
The vast majority of kidney failure patients reported that they were doing fine on dialysis and did not see a need for a kidney transplant.
Researchers expect to start safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney (WAK) this autumn.
Ultrasound surveillance for renal tumors should be performed on native and graft kidneys from 3 years after transplantation.
Barriers to donation may explain why living donor kidney transplantation has been declining.
In adjusted analyses, female transplant recipients had a significantly increased risk of urologic cancer and men did not.
Graft survival was similar to that seen in concurrent single SCD kidney recipients
Improved renal function may contribute to the decline in a glycoprotein that inhibits bone formation.
Patients are more likely to receive a kidney transplant and less likely to die than patients with end-stage renal disease from other causes.
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- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
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- Contrast Nephropathy
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- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)