Comparing Newer GFR Estimating Equations Using Creatinine and Cystatin C to the CKD-EPI Equations in Adults

Written by AJKD on Friday, 26 May 2017.

Comparing Newer GFR Estimating Equations Using Creatinine and Cystatin C to the CKD-EPI Equations in Adults
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Utility of Applying Quality Assessment Tools for Kidneys With KDPI ≥80

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Utility of Applying Quality Assessment Tools for Kidneys With KDPI ≥80
Background: Kidneys with “high” Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) are often biopsied and pumped, yet frequently discarded.Methods: In this...

Successful Renal Transplantation of Deceased Donor Kidneys With 100% Glomerular Fibrin Thrombi and Acute Renal Failure Due to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Successful Renal Transplantation of Deceased Donor Kidneys With 100% Glomerular Fibrin Thrombi and Acute Renal Failure Due to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Background: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)-positive kidneys have historically been turned down for fear of poor outcomes. Higher...

Association Between Delayed Graft Function and Graft Loss in Donation After Cardiac Death Kidney Transplants—A Paired Kidney Registry Analysis

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Association Between Delayed Graft Function and Graft Loss in Donation After Cardiac Death Kidney Transplants—A Paired Kidney Registry Analysis
Background: Delayed graft function (DGF) is an established complication after donation after cardiac death (DCD) kidney transplants, but the impact...

Similar 5-Year Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Between Kidney Transplants From Uncontrolled and Controlled Donors After Circulatory Death—A Dutch Cohort Study

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Similar 5-Year Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Between Kidney Transplants From Uncontrolled and Controlled Donors After Circulatory Death—A Dutch Cohort Study
In 2013 in the Netherlands, 60% of all deceased donor kidney transplantations were performed with kidneys from donation after circulatory death...

The Impact of Total Ischemic Time, Donor Age and the Pathway of Donor Death on Graft Outcomes After Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

The Impact of Total Ischemic Time, Donor Age and the Pathway of Donor Death on Graft Outcomes After Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation
Background: Prolonged ischemia is a known risk factor for delayed graft function (DGF) and its interaction with donor characteristics, the pathways...

Selected Mildly Obese Donors Can Be Used Safely in Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Selected Mildly Obese Donors Can Be Used Safely in Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation
Background: Donor obesity, defined as donor body mass index (D-BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater, has been associated with increased risk of technical...

ESRD in living donors from prior to 1987: Obtaining waitlist priority

Written by AJT on Thursday, 25 May 2017.

ESRD in living donors from prior to 1987: Obtaining waitlist priority
Since 1996, living kidney donors who later developed ESRD have been eligible to receive priority status on the UNOS/OPTN kidney transplant...

Late Persistent Positive EBV Viral Load and Risk of Solid Cancer in Kidney Transplant Patients

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Late Persistent Positive EBV Viral Load and Risk of Solid Cancer in Kidney Transplant Patients
Background: Recent studies reported that posttransplant Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) replication is frequent and indicates overimmunosuppression. We...

Histological Analysis in ABO-Compatible and ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation by Performance of 3- and 12-Month Protocol Biopsies

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Histological Analysis in ABO-Compatible and ABO-Incompatible Kidney Transplantation by Performance of 3- and 12-Month Protocol Biopsies
Background: ABO-incompatible (ABO-I) kidney transplantation (KTx) is an established procedure to expand living donor sources. Although graft and...

Donor-Transmitted Atherosclerosis Associated With Worsening Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy After Heart Transplantation: Serial Volumetric Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Donor-Transmitted Atherosclerosis Associated With Worsening Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy After Heart Transplantation: Serial Volumetric Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis
Heart transplantation (HTx) is a lifesaving option for patients with end-stage heart failure. Despite many advances in immunosuppression...

Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplants After Simultaneous Solid Organ and Vascularized Composite Allograft Procurements: A Nationwide Analysis

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplants After Simultaneous Solid Organ and Vascularized Composite Allograft Procurements: A Nationwide Analysis
Background: Current knowledge of the impact of facial vascularized composite allograft (VCA) procurement on the transplantation outcomes of the...

Recurrence of CMV Infection and the Effect of Prolonged Antivirals in Organ Transplant Recipients

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Recurrence of CMV Infection and the Effect of Prolonged Antivirals in Organ Transplant Recipients
Background: Although initial therapy for cytomegalovirus (CMV) is usually successful, a significant subset of patients may have recurrent viremia....

Age-Dependent Risk of Graft Failure in Young Kidney Transplant Recipients

Written by Transplantation on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

Age-Dependent Risk of Graft Failure in Young Kidney Transplant Recipients
Background: The risk of graft failure in young kidney transplant recipients has been found to increase during adolescence and early adulthood....