Although previous studies have observed that Black patients are less likely to receive kidney transplants than White patients, the points of inequity in the transplant process were unclear.
Simultaneous bilateral laparoscopic nephrectomy can be done at the time of living donor kidney transplant
Among respondents to a 2019 survey of US transplant program staff, 42% reported that they do not accept HCV-viremic kidneys for uninfected transplant candidates.
Shared decision-making recommended for solid organ transplant recipient families, professionals.
Outcomes similar for HIV+, HIV− donors; trend toward higher rejection found for HIV+ donors.
ChemoCentryx, Inc has submitted a NDA to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for acavopan in the treatment of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.
In separate COVID-19 studies, investigators found that only some infected kidney transplant outpatients required hospitalization and patients on maintenance hemodialysis often have an atypical presentation of symptoms.
Universal donor nucleic acid testing for HIV, HBV, HCV and post-transplant monitoring recommended.
Many patients with kidney disease are at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness, according to a CDC update.
In a study of kidney transplant recipients, PPI users had an almost 2-fold increased risk of mortality compared with nonusers.