Latest Transplantation News
The number of transplants in the United States involving organs from individuals who died from a drug overdose rose from 149 in 2000 to 3533 in 2016.
Nurse managers, white providers more likely to be unaware of national racial disparity in waitlisting
Kidney transplant recipients in the highest tertile of serum uromodulin concentration had a 2-fold increased risk of allograft failure compared with those in the lowest tertile.
Findings among adults undergoing kidney transplantation in Finland 1990 to 2010
Families making decision not to donate relative's organs experience lower quality communication
However, the impact in waitlisting was only seen for disadvantaged after 500 days of follow-up.
Incidence of donation stable in women but decreased among men; income tied to changes in donation
In a small study, direct-acting prophylaxis against hepatitis C virus (HCV) appeared safe and well-tolerated in uninfected recipients of HCV+ kidneys.
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to autosomal polycystic kidney disease are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than those with ESRD from other causes, new study finds.
Patients who have a failed renal allograft removed prior to undergoing another kidney transplant may be at increased risk of losing the new allograft, according to a new review.
The living kidney donor candidate evaluation process can reveal serious undiagnosed medical problems.
Increased risks for ESRD, preeclampsia, although absolute risk of these outcomes remains low.
Standardized transplantation referral ratio shows most variation is due to within-facility characteristics.
Support, clear communication from health care team essential for improving donor comfort level.
Robotic-assisted kidney transplantation is associated with a low complication rate and excellent graft function, European study shows.
NEPHROLOGY & UROLOGY NEWS
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Contrast Nephropathy
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Lupus Nephritis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)