SAN FRANCISCO—Older age is among the risk factors for infection with gram-negative cephalosporin-resistant bacilli (CRB) in recipients of renal or renal-pancreas transplants, according to Spanish researchers.
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.
TORONTO—One- and three-year outcomes for both patient and graft survival among HIV-infected transplant recipients are comparable to those in the overall transplant population, data show. The findings come from the largest, prospective cohort of HIV-infected kidney and liver transplant recipients followed since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy, researchers say.