If direct measurements of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) cannot be obtained, the CKD-EPI and FAS equations should be preferred to estimate GFR, investigators concluded.
By 4 years after transplantation, cognitive scores were 5.8 points lower for frail vs nonfrail transplant recipients.
Increased-risk donors significantly more likely to have positive HBV, HCV screening results
In a nationwide study, renal transplant recipients with lupus nephritis had a 70% lower risk for all-cause mortality than nonrecipients.
Whole-exome sequencing-related molecular genetic diagnosis can have implications for clinical care
In a Japanese study, targeting high hemoglobin concentrations of 12.5-13.5 g/dL with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents resulted in longer graft survival.
Poor vitamin K status is associated with inflammation and low areal bone mineral density (BMD) among patients with end-stage renal disease.
The use of direct-acting antiviral agents to treat chronic HCV could allow for transplantation from donors HCV to recipients without the disease.
Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes
Donor profile index of transplanted kidneys has risen modestly in US, with greater increase in France.