Prediabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease following renal transplantation

Prediabetes and post-transplant diabetes mellitus affect about 20-30% of renal transplant patients. The latter is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, no clear evidence linking prediabetes and cardiovascular disease is available. To study this we analyzed the impact of prediabetes on cardiovascular disease in 603 renal transplant patients followed with repeated oral glucose tests for up to five years and a long term survival evaluation. Prediabetes and post-transplant diabetes mellitus were defined at 12 months after transplantation to avoid their high reversibility rate before this period.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research

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. Clin Nephrol. 2019 Jul 26;: Authors: Udomkarnjananun S, Townamchai N, Wattanatorn S, On-Yim L, Vanichanan J, Jutivorakool K, Avihingsanon Y, Praditpornsilpa K, Eiam-Ong S, Leelahavanichkul A Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients on dialysis are at risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and antibodies against the hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) ≥ 10 IU/L are required. However, a high percentages of HBV vaccine nonresponders have been reported. We aimed to determine the optimal ...
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: KIDNEY PANCREAS: Edited by Matthew Cooper Source Type: research
SummaryImmunosuppression (IS) is administered to kidney transplant recipients to prevent rejection episodes and loss of the renal allograft. Most centers rely on a triple IS after induction with either interleukin ‑2 receptor antibodies or antithymocyte globulin. The most frequently used substances for maintenance IS are glucocorticoids, antimetabolites, mTOR inhibitors (mTORi), calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) and the costimulation blocker belatacept. Guidelines recommend a triple combination consisting of CNI s, antimetabolites and corticosteroids for the majority of patients. The long-term risk for malignancy in general i...
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
In this study, our aim was to analyze incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of posttransplant lymphocele in a large cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This observational study included 395 consecutive patients (219 males and 176 females) who underwent kidney transplant procedures from 183 living and 212 deceased donors in our center between January 2007 and 2014. A lymphocele was diagnosed with ultrasonography. RESULTS: The incidence of lymphoceles in our cohort was 31.9% (n = 126). There were no significant dif-ferences with regard to body mass indexes, age of donors, deceased donor ratios, acute rejection episodes,...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research
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Source: Nature Reviews Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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