Krista L Lentine

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Endorsed by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Society of Transplantation, and National Kidney Foundation Krista L. Lentine, MD, MS, Co-Chair; Salvatore P. Costa, MD, Co-Chair; Matthew R. Weir, MD, FAHA; John F. Robb, MD, FAHA; Lee A. Fleisher, MD, FAHA; Bertram L. Kasiske, MD; Robert L. Carithers, MD; Michael Ragosta, MD; Kline Bolton,(More)
The risk and predictors of post-kidney transplantation myocardial infarction (PTMI) are not well described. Registry data collected by the United States Renal Data System were used to investigate retrospectively PTMI among adult first renal allograft recipients who received a transplant in 1995 to 2000 and had Medicare as the primary payer. PTMI events were(More)
Obesity impacts many inter-related, and sometimes conflicting, considerations for transplant practice. In this article, we describe an approach for applying available data on the importance of body composition to the kidney transplant population that separates implications for candidate selection, risk stratification among selected candidates, and(More)
Complications associated with use of donor hepatitis C-positive kidneys (DHCV+) have been attributed primarily to posttransplantation liver disease (as a result of hepatitis C disease). The role of posttransplantation diabetes has not been explored in this setting. With the use of the United States Renal Data System database, 28,942 Medicare KT recipients(More)
INTRODUCTION We carried out an analysis of the United States Renal Data System to determine the incidence, risk factors, prognosis, and costs associated with the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after kidney transplantation. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort of 40,821 Medicare primary renal transplant recipients transplanted from January 1,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Variation in kidney transplant access across the United States may motivate relocation of patients with ability to travel to better-supplied areas. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS We examined national transplant registry and U.S. Census data for kidney transplant candidates listed in 1999 to 2009 with a reported(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death after kidney transplantation. However, uncertainties regarding the optimal assessment of cardiovascular risk in potential transplant candidates have produced controversy and inconsistency in pretransplantation cardiac evaluation practices. In this review, we consider the evidence supporting cardiac(More)
Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) use may be associated with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 32,757 renal transplant recipients using the United States Renal Data System kidney transplant files for the incidence, prognosis, and clinical features associated with PML occurring after kidney transplant.(More)
BACKGROUND We aim to describe the risk, predictors, and outcomes associated with de novo congestive heart failure (CHF) after kidney transplantation. METHODS We used registry data from the US Renal Data System to retrospectively investigate de novo CHF in adult Medicare-insured transplant recipients and wait-listed candidates in 1995 to 2001. Heart(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal complications after kidney transplantation are associated with inferior graft outcomes. We examined the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of posttransplantation diarrhea. STUDY DESIGN Historic cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS We examined first kidney transplant recipients in the United States from 1995 to 2002, with(More)