Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study explores best pre-transplant weight loss options

Vanderbilt researchers are comparing two types of weight-loss options to determine which is the most effective in helping obese patients reach a more ideal weight before undergoing kidney transplant surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Detecting and treating dnDSA early preserves allograft function

Development of de novo donor-specific antibodies (dnDSA) is known to cause graft failure. Therefore, a protocol aimed at prospective monitoring and treating dnDSA—before it can cause graft damage—was developed for kidney ...

Surgery

Racial and ethnic disparities in live donor kidney transplants

Despite efforts over the past two decades to increase the number of black and Hispanic patients receiving kidney transplants from related or unrelated living donors, these racial/ethnic minority patients are still much less ...

Medical research

New AI technology significantly improves human kidney analysis

The ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney injury common after non-kidney transplants in children

(HealthDay)—In children who receive a non-kidney solid organ transplant, acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in the first year after surgery and is associated with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), according ...

Surgery

Racial/ethnic disparities up for live donor kidney transplant

(HealthDay)—Racial/ethnic disparities in the receipt of live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) among first-time kidney transplantation candidates in the United States increased from 1995-1999 to 2010-2014, according to ...

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