Kidney Transplant Center Volume and 3-Year Clinical Outcomes

Post-Transplant Anemia Associated with Graft Loss

Following kidney transplantation, anemia is a frequent complication associated with increased cardiovascular morbidities and risk of graft loss. Eyner Lozano, MD, and colleagues in Bogota, Colombia, conducted a retrospective observational multicenter case control study...
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Midodrine Use in Patients Undergoing Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation

A common complication among patients with cirrhosis is chronic hypotension, which is associated with renal dysfunction. Patients with hypotension can be managed with midodrine...
Kidney Transplant Center Volume and 3-Year Clinical Outcomes

New Approach for HLA Testing in Kidney Transplant Recipients

M. Herrmann and colleagues at University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany, conducted a study to assess a new diagnostic approach to human leukocyte antigen (HLA)...
Health, Economic Factors Tied to Outcomes of Emergency Surgery

Outcomes in Dual Kidney Transplantation with Kidneys with Remuzzi Scores of ≥8

The Remuzzi score is a histologic assessment of donor kidneys based on degree of glomerulosclerosis, arterial narrowing, interstitial fibrosis, and tubular atrophy. Allocation of...

Kidney Transplantation in Patients with ADPKD

Mikel Prieto, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a retrospective review designed to describe their technique of simultaneous hand-assisted...
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Late Switch from Calcineurin Inhibitors to Belatacept Offers Glycemic Benefits

There are strong associations between calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and steroids and adverse glycemic events including new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT), worsening of pre-existing diabetes,...
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