While previous studies have examined outcomes in kidney transplant patients with obesity, knowledge gaps remain concerning how changes in body mass index following kidney transplantation impact these outcomes. In a recent study, researchers examined the impact of BMI changes on graft function, and graft and patient survival.
In this commentary, Dr James Matera, from CentraState Medical Center, discusses new research on the effects of fruit and vegetable intake on mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
James Matera, DO, details advances in the treatment of hepatitis C virus in patients with end-stage renal disease. He also explains why it may be beneficial to defer hepatitis C treatment until after renal transplant candidates have undergone their procedure.
Nearly half of patients with ESRD who undergo a lower extremity amputation die within how many years of amputation?