TORONTO—Enterococcus has emerged as the predominant pathogen associated with symptomatic UTIs in the first six months after renal transplantation, data show.
Acute graft pyelonephritis (AGPN) increases the risk of bacteremia, acute rejection, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, but it does not independently contribute to poor graft or patient survival, researchers in India report.
Higher BMI is associated with an increased risk of renal graft loss in Asian transplant recipients, researchers in Hong Kong report.
Patients with diabetic nephropathy who are candidates for kidney or kidney- pancreas transplantation should be screened routinely with coronary angiography, researchers in Norway conclude.
BOSTON—Cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) remains an important problem for solid-organ transplant recipients. Available data support either universal prophylaxis against the virus or pre-emptive therapy, according to a transplant infectious disease specialist.