Diabetes mellitus and blood glucose variability increases the 30‐day readmission rate after kidney transplantation

  • Published on 11/15/2023
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Agni Orfanoudaki1,2, Curtiss B. Cook3, Soroush Saghafian2, Janna Castro4, Heidi E. Kosiorek5, Harini A. Chakkera 6

1 University of Oxford, England Oxford UK
2 Harvard Kennedy School Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts USA
3 Division of Endocrinology Mayo Clinic Arizona Scottsdale Arizona USA
4 Department of Information Technology Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Arizona USA
5 Biostatistics Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Arizona USA
6 Division of Nephrology Mayo Clinic Arizona Phoenix Arizona USA


Introduction Inpatient hyperglycemia is an established independent risk factor among several patient cohorts for hospital readmission. This has not been studied after kidney transplantation. Nearly one‐third of patients who have undergone a kidney transplant reportedly experience 30‐day readmission.
Methods Data on first‐time solitary kidney transplantations were retrieved between September 2015 and December 2018. Information was linked...


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