Prediabetes at 12 months following transplantation was associated with a 2.1-fold increased risk of cardiovascular events beyond 12 months compared with the absence of prediabetes.
Kidney transplant recipients with low muscle strength, compared with those who had normal muscle strength, had a nearly 2.5-fold increased risk of a composite of mortality and hospitalization, a study found.
Male sex, increasing age, and maintenance steroids independently predict an increased risk for BK virus infection following kidney transplantation, a single-center study found.
During the first year of hemodialysis, patients readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge have a higher risk of death the following year than those who have no hospital admissions, a study found.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is now the most common procedure among patients with kidney failure undergoing weight loss surgery.
In a study, renal transplant recipients with a systolic blood pressure below 130 vs 140 mm Hg or higher had a decreased risk of a composite end point of patient and graft survival.
Epoetin beta treatment improved quality of life in kidney transplant recipients, but it did not appear to slow kidney disease progression.
Non-dialysis patients with advanced CKD diagnosed with renal malignancies grapple with the dual threat of renal failure and cancer progression. When choosing between functional or oncologic risks, many patients will ask about renal transplantation. Discussions of this option are complicated by statistical realities: According to UNOS, of nearly 1 million solid organ transplants performed over…
In a study, more kidney transplant recipients with acute dysfunction without rejection had a 30% or more reduction in eGFR within 2 years: 29.9% vs 16.3% of recipients with stable graft function.
Initiatives include measures to boost kidney donations and encourage greater use of home dialysis and development of novel treatments.