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L E J Peeters, L M Andrews, D A Hesselink, B C M de Winter, T van Gelder
The number of elderly people has increased considerably over the last decades, due to a rising life expectancy and ageing populations. As a result, an increased number of elderly with end-stage-renal-disease are diagnosed, for which the preferred treatment is renal transplantation. Over the past years the awareness of the elderly as a specific patient population has grown, which increases the importance of research in this group. Elderly patients often receive kidneys from elderly donors while younger donor kidneys are preferentially reserved for younger recipients...
February 28, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Domingo Hernández, Juana Alonso-Titos, Ana María Armas-Padrón, Pedro Ruiz-Esteban, Mercedes Cabello, Verónica López, Laura Fuentes, Cristina Jironda, Silvia Ros, Tamara Jiménez, Elena Gutiérrez, Eugenia Sola, Miguel Angel Frutos, Miguel González-Molina, Armando Torres
The number of elderly patients on the waiting list (WL) for kidney transplantation (KT) has risen significantly in recent years. Because KT offers a better survival than dialysis therapy, even in the elderly, candidates for KT should be selected carefully, particularly in older waitlisted patients. Identification of risk factors for death in WL patients and prediction of both perioperative risk and long-term post-transplant mortality are crucial for the proper allocation of organs and the clinical management of these patients in order to decrease mortality, both while on the WL and after KT...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Kristian Heldal, Karsten Midtvedt, Anders Hartmann, Anna Varberg Reisaeter, Torbjørn Fossum Heldal, Stein Bergan, Cathrin Lytomt Salvador, Anders Åsberg
Several equations have been developed for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but none were developed based on data from elderly kidney transplant recipients (KTR). The primary aim of this study was to evaluate different creatinine based equations in stable elderly KTR. A national cross-sectional study was performed using data from 263 consecutive kidney transplant recipients 60 years or older who performed a routine GFR measurement one year after engraftment...
February 17, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
L Gajate Martín, A Martín Grande, D Parise Roux, C González Cibrián, C Fernández Martín, M A Rodríguez Gandía, A López Buenadicha
BACKGROUND: There are increasingly more patients awaiting liver transplantation while the number of donors has remained stable. It has been proven that grafts from donors older than 60 years have comparable results with those from younger donors. It is unclear whether this is so with donors older than 80 years old. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of all adult liver transplantations at our institution between March 2011 and December 2015. We compared 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month graft survival rates from donors <80 years and ≥80 years...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Matthew Ettleson, Kale S Bongers, Kaitlyn Vitale, Anthony J Perissinotti, Tycel Phillips, Bernard L Marini
Mantle cell lymphoma is a mature B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma characterized by the hallmark (11;14) chromosomal translocation, which often presents with lymphadenopathy and extra-nodal involvement. Young, fit patients are generally treated with chemotherapy approaches that incorporate high-dose cytarabine (e.g. the Nordic regimen) followed by autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation. Because of the significant activity of cytarabine in mantle cell lymphoma, increasingly, high- and intermediate-dose cytarabine are being used in the treatment of elderly mantle cell lymphoma patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Julia E Shrosbree, Grahame J Elder, John A Eisman, Jacqueline R Center
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is highly prevalent in the heart and lung transplant population. Given high rates of concurrent renal impairment, there is increasing use of denosumab in this population. However, denosumab may be associated hypocalcaemia, particularly in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). AIM: This study sought to explore the risk of hypocalcaemia in a heart and lung transplant cohort prescribed denosumab for osteoporosis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective database review of all surviving heart and lung transplant recipients who had received denosumab for osteoporosis between January 2012 and November 2015...
January 24, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
Juan Jesus Carrero, Manfred Hecking, Nicholas C Chesnaye, Kitty J Jager
Improved understanding of sex and gender-specific differences in the aetiology, mechanisms and epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) could help nephrologists better address the needs of their patients. Population-based studies indicate that CKD epidemiology differs by sex, affecting more women than men, especially with regard to stage G3 CKD. The effects of longer life expectancy on the natural decline of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with age, as well as potential overdiagnosis of CKD through the inappropriate use of GFR equations, might be in part responsible for the greater prevalence of CKD in women...
January 22, 2018: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Dorothy Wong, Shen Cao, Heather Ford, Candice Richardson, Dmitri Belenko, Evan Tang, Luca Ugenti, Eleanor Warsmann, Amanda Sissons, Yalinie Kulandaivelu, Nathaniel Edwards, Marta Novak, Madeline Li, Istvan Mucsi
BACKGROUND: Collecting patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) via computer-based electronic data capture system may improve feasibility and facilitate implementation in clinical care. We report our initial experience about the acceptability of touch-screen tablet computer-based, self-administered questionnaires among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including stage 5 CKD treated with renal replacement therapies (RRT) (either dialysis or transplant). METHODS: We enrolled a convenience sample of patients with stage 4 and 5 CKD (including patients on dialysis or after kidney transplant) in a single-centre, cross-sectional pilot study...
December 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
H Sasaki, R Nakazawa, T Iwata, W Usuba, H Yoshie, E Fujimoto, H Metoki, Y Katsuoka, K Aida, H Kudo, K Koitabashi, M Yazawa, Y Shibagaki, Y Marui, T Chikaraishi
In recent years, the frequency of high-risk kidney transplantations has increased. We report a case in which a 72-year-old man with various severe comorbidities (prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus, complete atrioventricular block, coronary artery stenosis, severe stenosis of the popliteal arteries, and severe calcification of the iliac arteries) who received an orthotopic kidney transplantation. To prevent the occurrence of acute limb ischemia due to the steal phenomenon (caused by the kidney graft), we decided that a heterotopic kidney transplantation involving the iliac arteries was not an appropriate option...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
Mathilde Lemoine, Dominique Guerrot, Dominique Bertrand
Due to the increase in life expectancy and the ageing of end-stage renal disease patients, the number of patients older than 65 years receiving a kidney transplant has been continuously growing over the last fifteen years. The benefits of renal transplantation compared to dialysis in terms of survival and quality of life have been shown in selected recipients over 65, or 70 years. However, the age remains the main limiting factor for the access to the waiting list, and the reluctance of the clinicians can be explained by the multiple comorbidities of these candidates, their limited life expectancy or the shortage of grafts...
November 21, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
Didier Ducloux, Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crepin, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Cecile Courivaud, Philippe Saas
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality in kidney transplant patients. Cumulative reports indicate that the excessive risk of cardiovascular events is not entirely explained by the increased prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, and it has been postulated that posttransplant immune disturbances may explain the gap between the predicted and observed risks of cardiovascular events. Although concordant data suggest that innate immunity contributes to the posttransplant accelerated atherosclerosis, only few arguments plead for a role of adaptive immunity...
September 2017: Cell Transplantation
Ali Murat Gokce, Mehmet Remzi Erdem, Ruhi Caglar, Cevdet Kaya, Leyla Ozel, Mesut Izzet Titiz
OBJECTIVES: Benign prostate hyperplasia is frequently diagnosed in elderly chronic renal failure patients. Although it is asymptomatic because urine flow declines in those with chronic renal failure, it may become symptomatic when urine flow increases after renal transplant. Untreated benign prostate hyperplasia may lead to several complications that adversely affect the kidney allograft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our retrospective study investigated data from 286 male transplant patients...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Qi Huang, Yichun Ning, Dong Liu, Ying Zhang, Diangeng Li, Yinping Zhang, Zhong Yin, Bo Fu, Guangyan Cai, Xuefeng Sun, Xiangmei Chen
Whether changes in internal body environment affect kidney aging remains unclear. Specifically, it is unknown whether transplanted kidneys from older donors recover from tissue damage after placement in younger recipients. In this study, a parabiosis animal model was established to investigate the effects of a young internal body environment on aged kidneys. The animals were divided into six groups: young (Ycon) and old (Ocon) control groups, isochronic youth-youth group (Y-IP), elderly-elderly group (O-IP) and heterochronic youth (Y-HP) elderly (O-HP) group...
October 13, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Justyna Gołębiewska, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień
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December 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Vania Cuna, Giorgia Comai, Maria Cappuccilli, Olga Baraldi, Irene Capelli, Matteo De Liberali, Lorenzo Gasperoni, Diletta Conte, Matteo Ravaioli, Antonio D Pinna, Gaetano La Manna
BACKGROUND The rising number of patients on waiting lists for kidney transplant and the shortage of available organs has intensified efforts to increase the number of potential donors. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study investigated changes in clinical parameters among potential deceased donors in the 15-year period between 1999 and 2013 and their impact on transplantation procedure and outcomes. A total of 1634 potential deceased donors were examined and divided into 2 groups: 707 of them identified from 1999 to 2005 (Group A), and 927 from 2006 to 2013 (Group B)...
September 18, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Masayoshi Okumi, Kohei Unagami, Yoichi Kakuta, Atsuhiko Ochi, Toshio Takagi, Hideki Ishida, Kazunari Tanabe
OBJECTIVE: To compare transplant outcomes among elderly (aged ≥60 years) and non-elderly recipients, and to evaluate the acceptability of elderly living donor kidney transplantation in practice after consideration of living donor type. METHODS: We included 830 adult patients with living donor kidney transplantation between 2000 and 2011 in this retrospective cohort study. We compared death-censored graft survival, patient survival, biopsy-proven rejection, complications, and renal function in elderly (n = 119) and non-elderly recipients (n = 278)...
December 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
Deirdre Sawinski, Mary Ann Lim, Jordana C Cohen, Jayme E Locke, Brendan Weiss, Jonathan J Hogan, Laura M Dember
BACKGROUND: Outcomes following kidney transplantation for patients with amyloidosis-associated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have not been well characterized. METHODS: We performed a retrospective propensity score matched cohort study with Cox proportional hazards modeling using data from the United Network of Organ Sharing including patients transplanted from 1987 to 2015 (N=310 629). RESULTS: Amyloidosis patients (N=576) had higher rates of death (HR 1...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
Piotr Nockowski, Zdzisław Woźniak, Adam Reich, Joanna Maj
Dear Editor, An 83-year-old woman developed yellow-brownish infiltrates, nodules, and tumors mimicking xanthomas, mostly involving the periorbital and chest area within three months (Figure 1). She had no abnormalities in serum cholesterol or triglycerides levels. A detailed laboratory analysis revealed the presence of mild monoclonal gammopathy with a presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) kappa light chains; however, according to hematologist consultation, it did not require medical intervention. Imaging assessment and ultrasound examination did not show any specific involvement of internal organs...
July 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Felix Burkhalter, Uyen Huynh-Do, Karine Hadaya, Maurice Matter, Thomas Müller, Isabelle Binet, Christa Nolte, Juerg Steiger
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the prospectively collected data about the incidence of early peri- and postoperative complications, and potential risk factors for adverse outcomes after living kidney donation in Switzerland. METHODS: Peri- and postoperative events were prospectively recorded on a questionnaire by the local transplant teams of all Swiss transplant centres and evaluated by the Swiss Organ Living Donor Health Registry. Complications were classified according to the Clavien grading system...
September 5, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
Ramón Peces, Sara Afonso, Carlos Peces, Julián Nevado, Rafael Selgas
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and polyserositis and by the onset of reactive amyloid-associated amyloidosis. Amyloidosis due to familial Mediterranean fever can lead to end-stage renal disease, culminating in kidney transplantation for some patients. In this study, we report the clinical outcome of two brothers with familial Mediterranean fever who were the inadvertent donor and recipient, respectively, of a kidney...
August 31, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
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