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Renal Outcomes in Simultaneous Kidney-Heart Transplant Recipients

Patients with both end-stage heart failure and severely impaired kidney function are candidates for simultaneous kidney-heart transplants (SKHT). There are limited data on renal outcomes in patients undergoing SKHT, obtained primarily from single-center studies....

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Efficacy of Allocation Decision-Making Based on Preimplantation Biopsy Results

Worldwide, a significant number of kidneys are discarded due, in large part, to results from the preimplantation biopsy. Olivier Aubert, MD, PhD, and colleagues...
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Extending Medicare Coverage for Immunosuppressive Drugs Cost-Effective

Medicare coverage for kidney transplant recipients ceases 36 months following transplantation. The 36-month removal policy cancels coverage for the immunosuppressive medications that are essential...

Risk of ESRD in Living Kidney Donors by Donor-Recipient Relationship and Across Varied Racial...

A key component in the evaluation of live kidney donor candidates is the risk factor of subsequent kidney failure in the candidate. At present,...
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Kidney Transplant Improves Cardiovascular Functional Reserve

Among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease. In patients receiving maintenance dialysis, left ventricular hypertrophy and...

Receipt of a Kidney from a Deceased Donor with AKI and Subsequent Graft Survival

The shortage of deceased donor kidneys continues to be a concern, and is associated with increased length of time on the waiting list for...