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Previous reports of cancer after kidney transplantation have been limited by small numbers of patients in single-center studies and incomplete ascertainment of cases in large registries. We examined rates of malignancies among first-time recipients of deceased or living donor kidney transplantations in 1995-2001 (n = 35 765) using Medicare billing claims.(More)
CONTEXT Solid organ transplant recipients have elevated cancer risk due to immunosuppression and oncogenic viral infections. Because most prior research has concerned kidney recipients, large studies that include recipients of differing organs can inform cancer etiology. OBJECTIVE To describe the overall pattern of cancer following solid organ(More)
Several recent large-scale epidemiological studies comparing mortality among end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD) show conflicting results. In this paper, we undertake a critical review of these studies. Our goal is to determine if there are any consistent trends in outcomes between HD and PD(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines aim to slow chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and reduce morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess current CKD population health and adherence to recommendations in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004 participants(More)