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.
Study reveals an 11% prevalence of active gout among solid organ transplant recipients overall and a 13% prevalence among kidney transplant recipients.
In a study, kidney transplant recipients with a BMI (in kg/m2) higher than 35 have graft and patient outcomes similar to those with a BMI of 30 to 35.
Patients who lose 10% or more of their body weight from the time of their listing on a transplant waiting list are at higher risk of death following deceased-donor kidney transplantation.
Double-dose influenza vaccine is safe and may increase antibody response in solid-organ transplant recipients
Well-being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis.
Preemptively listed recipients have about four fewer years of pretransplant dialysis
Patient and graft survival are similar for patients who were on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation.
Potential donors undergoing multidetector computed tomography during their assessment should be counseled on the medical implications of incidentally discovered lesions.
Using HCV-infected kidneys greatly reduces wait time for transplantation and improves survival for patients with HCVAugust 15, 2018
1. Use of HCV-infected kidneys increased patients' quality-adjusted life expectancy. 2. Lower costs were associated with HCV-infected kidneys compared to transplanting HCV-uninfected kidneys to HCV-positive patients. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Organ availability for transplantation is limited; therefore, for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), hemodialysis is often the final treatment compared 
All 20 recipients experienced HCV cure, good quality of life, excellent renal function.
After 2000, investigators observed a deceleration in short-term improvements in graft survival.
Recipient social support most influential factor for providers concerned with avoiding organ wastage.
Increases quality-adjusted life expectancy, reduces costs versus transplant of HCV-uninfected kidney.
From pre- to post-expansion period, 59% relative increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive listings.
Associated with increased risk of composite end point of acute rejection, allograft failure.
Increased odds of using multiple sun protection measures among organ transplant recipients.
Delaying treatment until after transplant doesn't adversely impact kidney allograft or survival.
Other concerns expressed by living donors include surgical, lifestyle, psychosocial impact of donation.
No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug-intoxicated donors, other donors.
A study found that bladder cancer and UTUC occurred in 122.22 and 113.97 per 100,000 persons per year, respectively, among kidney transplant recipients.
Unique characteristics ID'd in peripheral blood cells of simultaneous liver-kidney transplant recipients.
1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs have been noninferior to those donated by trauma-death donors (TDDs) and medical-death donors (MDDs). 2. Compared to TDD organs, ODD kidneys and livers were discarded at a greater rate. Evidence Rating 
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
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