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Cognitive decline related to chronic kidney disease as an exclusion factor from kidney transplantation: results from an international survey
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 Published on 19/06/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Michele Farisco et al. | Clinical kidney journal 2024; aop: 10.1093/ckj/sfae114

There seems to be a lack of consensus on the necessity and the modality of psychological and specifically cognitive assessment of candidates for kidney transplantation. Both points are often delegated to individual hospitals/centres, while international guidelines are inconsistent. We think it is essential...

Expanding the access to kidney transplantation: Strategies for kidney transplant programs
Kidney Transplantation
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 Published on 12/06/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Angie G. Nishio Lucar et al. | Clinical Transplantation 2024; 38(5): 15315

Kidney transplantation (KT) is the optimal treatment for end stage kidney disease (ESKD), providing improved survival, quality of life, and substantial cost savings compared to dialysis. Although kidney transplant rates have been increasing, in 2018, the actual rate among patients receiving dialysis...

Kidney transplant candidates’ perspectives on the implementation of a Canadian Willingness to Cross program: A strategy to increase access to kidney transplantation for highly sensitized patients
Kidney Transplantation
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 Published on 05/06/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Aliya Affdal et al. | Clinical Transplantation 2024; 38(5): 15338

Renal transplantation is the best treatment for patients with end‐stage kidney disease, providing both quality of life and survival benefits while decreasing the financial burden for the healthcare system. Despite these advantages, immune sensitization to foreign human leukocyte antigen (HLA) due...

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists in kidney transplantation
Kidney Transplantation
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 Published on 29/05/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Mehmet Kanbay et al. | European Journal of Clinical Investigation 2024; AOP: 10.1111/eci.14206

The renin‐angiotensin‐aldosterone system (RAAS) is a cornerstone fundamental regulatory mechanism involved in the control of extravascular fluid volume, serum electrolytes and acid–base status, and blood pressure through its actions on aldosterone‐sensitive distal tubule receptors....

Time trends in preemptive kidney transplantation in Europe: an era registry study
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 Published on 22/05/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Anneke Kramer et al. | Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2024; aop: 10.1093/ndt/gfae105

Preemptive kidney transplantation has better outcomes when compared to transplantation after dialysis. We aimed to examine trends in preemptive kidney transplantation between 2000 and 2019 in Europe and to provide an overview of associated policies, barriers and initiatives. Adult patients from 12 European...