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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)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical presentation, time elapsed to diagnosis, and survival of elderly patients (> or = 65 years) with that in younger patients with malignant primary brain tumors. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Four hospitals in Minneapolis, Minn. PATIENTS Seven hundred fourteen patients diagnosed as having and treated for(More)
It remains unclear whether preemptive transplantation is beneficial, and if so, who benefits. A total of 38,836 first, kidney-only transplants between 1995 and 1998 were retrospectively studied. A surprising 39% of preemptive transplants were from cadaver donors, and the proportions of cadaver donor transplants that were preemptive changed little, from 7.3%(More)
In this study, we attempted to identify threshold values for kidney function measures that maximally discriminate short-term mortality, to identify major population segments in which these thresholds apply, and to classify the hierarchical rank of the thresholds when other classic risk factors are also considered. To do this we retrospectively identified(More)
Solid organ transplant recipients, who are medically immunosuppressed to prevent graft rejection, have increased melanoma risk, but risk factors and outcomes are incompletely documented. We evaluated melanoma incidence among 139,991 non-Hispanic white transplants using linked US transplant-cancer registry data (1987-2010). We used standardized incidence(More)
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