Kunam Sudhakar Reddy

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The question of possible earlier and more aggressive recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) compared to deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) remains unanswered. To address this issue we retrospectively reviewed virological, histological, and clinical data in 67 patients (52 DDLT and 15 LDLT)(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreas transplantation improves quality of life and prevents the progression of secondary complications of diabetes. Whether these benefits translate into a long-term survival advantage is not entirely clear. METHODS Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database, we analyzed long-term survival in 18,549 patients with type 1 diabetes and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent advances, surgical complications remain an important source of morbidity after pancreas transplantation (PTX). Several previous studies have delineated the surgical complications after PTX with systemic-bladder (S-B) drainage, but data are limited regarding the incidence and outcomes of surgical complications after PTX with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Approximately two-thirds of kidney transplant recipients with no previous history of diabetes experience inpatient hyperglycemia immediately after kidney transplant surgery; whether inpatient hyperglycemia predicts future new onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) is not established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS(More)
BACKGROUND Management of the renal vasculature during right laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) to maximize vessel length has been controversial. The endovascular gastrointestinal anastomosis (GIA) stapler has been used for renal vascular control for our donors since the inception of our LDN program. We evaluated and compared the outcomes of right and left(More)
OBJECTIVE New-onset diabetes after kidney transplantation (NODAT) has adverse clinical and economic implications. A risk score for NODAT could help identify research subjects for intervention studies. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a single-center retrospective cohort study using pretransplant clinical and laboratory measurements to construct a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Hyperglycemia and new-onset diabetes occurs frequently after kidney transplantation. The stress of surgery and exposure to immunosuppression medications have metabolic effects and can cause or worsen preexisting hyperglycemia. To our knowledge, hyperglycemia in the immediate posttransplantation period has not been studied. (More)
BACKGROUND The use of calcineurin inhibitors is associated with chronic nephrotoxicity and lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR). As a result, one strategy of transplant immunosuppression is calcineurin inhibitor elimination. METHODS The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of a prospective randomized trial of kidney transplant recipients(More)
PURPOSE We determined predictors of poor early graft function after laparoscopic living donor kidney transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed an institutional review board approved review of the living donor kidney transplantation database at our institution. RESULTS Seven of the 510 transplants (1%) were excluded from study due to immediate(More)
Model for Endstage Liver Disease (MELD) score has been used to allocate organs since February 2002. This policy allocates organs to candidates with regard to severity of their underlying liver disease except in the case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of MELD on waiting times, dropout rates,(More)