Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease Summit

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host the Unknown Causes of Kidney Disease Summit. The initiative is designed to enhance understanding of the ways undiagnosed or misdiagnosed causes of...
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CKD

Using Kidneys from HCV-Viremic Donors Is Cost-Effective

There are approximately 103,000 patients waitlisted for a kidney transplant in the United States; in 2018, only 14,725 patients received a deceased-donor kidney transplant....
CYP2C19 Genotyping May Aid Antiplatelet Prescribing

APOL1 Genotyping in Living Kidney Donor Evaluation

Recipients of a transplant kidney from a living donor are more likely to remain dialysis free with functioning allografts for longer durations compared with...
kidney injury

Pretransplant Dialysis Modality and Long-Term Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation

For patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), kidney transplantation is the optimal therapy. However, preemptive kidney transplantation is not always possible; patients with ESKD...

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...
Liver Cancer

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...