Experimental and therapeutic medicine
One of the common factors for the premature death in children is advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Most often cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the reason for mortality. The cardiovascular (CV) morbidity starts early in the disease process and renal transplanted children (CKD-T) are also at risk. The present review is focused on the current view...
Journal of investigative surgery : the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), an inevitable event during kidney transplantation procedure, can result in delayed graft function or even primary nonfunction. In addition to strategies to limit IRI such as advancements in organ allocation systems and preservation of organs, and reduction in cold and warm ischemia time, remote ischemic cond...
In kidney transplant patients, skin cancer is the most commonly involved neoplasm. More than 90% of post-transplantation skin cancers are nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). The majority of them are squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) such as cyclosporine and tacrolimus are immunosuppressive agents given ...
The Annals of pharmacotherapy
HD-A may be a reasonable prophylaxis alternative for D-/R+ recipients, in the absence of lymphocyte-depleting induction, if low incidence viremia is tolerable. Future studies are needed to determine the long-term impact of CMV viremia in the setting of this prophylaxis approach.
Kidneys from very small pediatric donors (age
Seminars in nephrology
Women with renal transplants have restoration of fertility with improved kidney function; however, pregnancy rates in renal transplant recipients appear to be lower than the general population, which might be influenced by patient choice. Women with renal transplants need to evaluate potential neonatal outcomes, graft outcomes, and risks to their o...
The International journal of angiology : official publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
We calculated rate of changes in the cardiovascular risk calculator for renal transplant recipients (CRCRTR) major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in clinically stable renal transplant recipients (RTRs) to identify covariables that associate with fast cardiovascular (CV) risk progression. CRCRTR-MACE scores were calculated on 139 patients in 2011 and...
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
BackgroundAn AHA/ACCF scientific statement proposed 8 risk factors to assess the need for noninvasive coronary artery disease (CAD) surveillance in asymptomatic patients undergoing evaluation for kidney transplantation. The clinical application of these risk factors and the role of noninvasive testing in this context have not been defined.Methods a...
Clinical case reports
Nilotinib, a BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is a known inhibitor of CYP3A4 and could increase the concentration of drugs metabolized by CYP3A4. An immunosuppressive drug for nilotinib-treated patients following transplant should be administered with careful pharmacokinetic monitoring because of its interaction with nilotinib.
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice in patients with end-stage renal disease because the 5-year survival rates range from 72% to 99%. Although graft survival has improved secondary to the introduction of newer immunosuppression drugs and the advancements in surgical technique, various complications still occur. Ultrasound is the first-...