Transplantation

Dialysis and Transplant Patients at Increased Risk for Cancer Death

Dialysis and Transplant Patients at Increased Risk for Cancer Death

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Dialysis patients were more likely than transplant recipients to die from pre-existing cancers, whereas transplant recipients were more likely to die from de novo cancers.

Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible

Blood Type A2 to B Kidney Transplant Feasible

No difference in patient, graft survival; increased costs seen for A2 to B deceased donor kidney transplant

Frailty Tied With Cognitive Impairment After Kidney Transplantation

Frailty Tied With Cognitive Impairment After Kidney Transplantation

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By 4 years after transplantation, cognitive scores were 5.8 points lower for frail vs nonfrail transplant recipients.

CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise

CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise

Increased-risk donors significantly more likely to have positive HBV, HCV screening results

Kidney Transplantation Ups Survival in Lupus Nephritis Cases

Kidney Transplantation Ups Survival in Lupus Nephritis Cases

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In a nationwide study, renal transplant recipients with lupus nephritis had a 70% lower risk for all-cause mortality than nonrecipients.

Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients

Exome Sequencing Beneficial for Pediatric Kidney Recipients

Whole-exome sequencing-related molecular genetic diagnosis can have implications for clinical care

Targeting High Hemoglobin in Post-Transplant Anemia Beneficial

Targeting High Hemoglobin in Post-Transplant Anemia Beneficial

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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 Linked to Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk in ESRD

Poor Vitamin K Status Linked to Low BMD, Increased Fracture Risk in ESRD

Poor vitamin K status is associated with inflammation and low areal bone mineral density (BMD) among patients with end-stage renal disease.

Considerations for Transplants From People With HCV to Those Without

Considerations for Transplants From People With HCV to Those Without

The use of direct-acting antiviral agents to treat chronic HCV could allow for transplantation from donors HCV to recipients without the disease.

Procurement Biopsy of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

Procurement Biopsy of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced

Also do not correlate well with reperfusion biopsies, not linked to transplant outcomes

Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

Kidneys Transplanted in France Would Be Discarded in US

Donor profile index of transplanted kidneys has risen modestly in US, with greater increase in France.

High Gout Burden Found Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

High Gout Burden Found Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

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Study reveals an 11% prevalence of active gout among solid organ transplant recipients overall and a 13% prevalence among kidney transplant recipients.

Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

Obesity Should Not Rule Out Kidney Transplantation

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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.

Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

Pre-Transplant Weight Loss Predicts Higher Post-Transplant Death Risk

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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.

High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

High-Dose Influenza Vaccination May Benefit Transplant Recipients

Double-dose influenza vaccine is safe and may increase antibody response in solid-organ transplant recipients

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied

Well-being and medication adherence negatively linked to psychological morbidity, dialysis.

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis With Preemptive Waitlist

Preemptively listed recipients have about four fewer years of pretransplant dialysis

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

Kidney Transplant Outcomes Unaffected by Dialysis Modality

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Patient and graft survival are similar for patients who were on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis prior to transplantation.

Kidney Donor Candidates May Have Various Incidentally Detected Lesions

Kidney Donor Candidates May Have Various Incidentally Detected Lesions

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Potential donors undergoing multidetector computed tomography during their assessment should be counseled on the medical implications of incidentally discovered lesions.

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys

All 20 recipients experienced HCV cure, good quality of life, excellent renal function.

Progress in Graft Survival Has Slowed

Progress in Graft Survival Has Slowed

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After 2000, investigators observed a deceleration in short-term improvements in graft survival.

Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers

Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers

Recipient social support most influential factor for providers concerned with avoiding organ wastage.

HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected

HCV-Infected Kidney Transplant More Efficient in HCV-Infected

Increases quality-adjusted life expectancy, reduces costs versus transplant of HCV-uninfected kidney.

Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

From pre- to post-expansion period, 59% relative increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive listings.

Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation

Pediatric Kidney Recipients Often Have Subclinical Inflammation

Associated with increased risk of composite end point of acute rejection, allograft failure.

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study

Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study

Increased odds of using multiple sun protection measures among organ transplant recipients.

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients

Delaying treatment until after transplant doesn't adversely impact kidney allograft or survival.

Remaining Kidney Health Most Important Concern for Donors

Remaining Kidney Health Most Important Concern for Donors

Other concerns expressed by living donors include surgical, lifestyle, psychosocial impact of donation.

Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in US

Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in US

No difference in survival between recipients of organs from drug-intoxicated donors, other donors.

Bladder Cancer, UTUC More Common in Kidney Transplant Recipients

Bladder Cancer, UTUC More Common in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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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.

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