Meeting News

Unplanned pregnancy may play role in poor graft outcomes for younger kidney transplant recipients

June 21, 2019
BOSTON — Female kidney transplant recipients who conceived between the ages of 18 and 25 years had higher rates of rejection and graft loss, as…

Meeting News

BMI impacts allograft outcomes in kidney transplant for recipients with type 2 diabetes

June 20, 2019
BOSTON — For transplant recipients with type 2 diabetes, delayed graft function was more common in those with higher BMIs and allograft…

In the Journals

Hypokalemia both before, after dialysis increases mortality risk

June 18, 2019
Having both pre- and post-dialysis hypokalemia increased the risk for mortality, according to data from Japan published in the Clinical Journal of

Meeting News

Cyclosporine maintenance therapy improves outcomes in lupus nephritis

June 18, 2019
Prolonged maintenance therapy with cyclosporine was associated with ongoing complete responses in a cohort of patients with lupus nephritis…

In the Journals

Higher eGFR at dialysis initiation associated with increased mortality risk for pediatric patients

June 18, 2019
Children and adolescents who begin dialysis therapy with higher eGFRs may be at greater risk for mortality compared with those who have lower eGFRs…

In the Journals

HCV treatment with Epclusa safe in patients undergoing dialysis for ESRD

June 14, 2019
Although not currently licensed for patients undergoing dialysis for severe renal impairment, researchers found that treatment with Epclusa for…

Meeting News

Kidney transplant recipients, especially women, have increased risk of cardiovascular mortality

June 14, 2019
BOSTON — Kidney transplant recipients have a substantially greater risk of cardiovascular mortality than the general population, and excess…

Meeting News

Greater odds of allograft survival after dual kidney transplant than expanded criteria donor transplant

June 13, 2019
BOSTON — Although allograft survival was lower in dual kidney transplant when compared with standard criteria donor transplant, it was…

Meeting News

Donor-derived cell-free DNA test may accurately diagnose antibody- mediated rejection in pediatric kidney transplant recipients

June 12, 2019
BOSTON — A donor-derived cell-free DNA test that considers donor-specific antibodies may help predict antibody-mediated rejection in patients…

Meeting News

Social support networks are essential for care of kidney transplant candidates but barriers exist to optimal engagement

June 11, 2019
BOSTON — After barriers to participating in the care of patients awaiting kidney transplant were reported by friends and family, researchers…

Meeting News

Donor-derived cell-free DNA test may help detect graft rejection in kidney transplant recipients

June 10, 2019
BOSTON — A test that uses donor-derived cell-free DNA accurately discriminated rejection from non-rejection in kidney transplant recipients and…

Meeting News

Combined heart-kidney transplants show better patient, graft survival than single-organ transplant

June 10, 2019
BOSTON — Although only younger donor age was found to be significantly associated with improved survival, research presented here showed…

In the Journals

Rapid fluid removal linked to increased risk of mortality for patients with AKI

June 7, 2019
The rate and speed of fluid removal during dialysis for patients with AKI can influence the risk of mortality, according to a study published by…

In the Journals

Health bracelets failed to reduce safety events, but helped decrease risk of ESKD

June 6, 2019
Results from a study that examined the value of medical ID bracelets among patients with chronic kidney disease showed the devices did not reduce…

Meeting News

Gut microbiota should be targeted as a strategy to prevent, treat viral infections in transplant recipients

June 6, 2019
BOSTON— Results from a study presented here confirmed the association between the gut microbiome and the development of viral infections from…

Meeting News

Study: Kidneys from donors aged 70 years or older are viable for transplant

June 4, 2019
BOSTON — Kidneys from donors aged 70 years or older were effective in transplantation and should be considered for the procedure, according to…

Meeting News

Study: Kidneys from donors with AKI do not negatively impact eGFR in transplant recipients

June 4, 2019
BOSTON — For deceased donor transplants, AKI in the donor did not have any negative impact on eGFR in the recipient at 1 year, according to a…

Meeting News

Long-term graft and patient survival after kidney transplant on positive trajectory

June 3, 2019
BOSTON — In the past 3 decades, survival rates of both allograft and patients following kidney transplant have improved, according to a speaker…

In the Journals

Patients with advanced CKD given peripherally inserted central catheters despite recommendations

June 3, 2019
Hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease often received peripherally inserted central catheters, or PICCs, despite clinical guidelines that…

Meeting News

Graft failure in kidney transplant associated with mortality, morbidity

June 3, 2019
BOSTON — Kidney transplant recipients with a failing graft had an increased risk for both mortality and morbidity compared to patients who had…