Scott L Sanoff

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endemic renal insufficiency (RI) of unknown etiology is a major public health issue with high mortality in the Pacific coastal regions of Central America. We studied RI in León and Chinandega, Nicaragua, evaluating associations with known risk factors and hypothesized exposures. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted with(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies demonstrate that graft survival from older living kidney donors (LD; age>60 years) is worse than younger LD but similar to deceased standard criteria donors (SCD). Limited sample size has precluded more detailed analyses of transplants from older LD. METHODS Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database from 1994 to 2012,(More)
Immunologic sensitization, defined by the presence of antibodies directed against donor human leukocyte antigen (or so called donor-specific antibodies [DSA]), is common among those awaiting kidney transplantation, and is associated with worse outcomes following transplant. Existing DSA have historically been screened for pretransplant using(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown an excess of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among younger adult males in the Pacific coastal region of Nicaragua and suggest a non-conventional CKD etiology in this region. These studies have been conducted in small, non-representative populations. OBJECTIVES We conducted a large population-based cross-sectional study to(More)
Transplantation is the treatment of choice for end stage renal disease. Kidney transplants convey both a significant survival advantage to the individual recipient as well as cost savings to the medical system. Circulating alloantibodies directed against donor human leukocyte antigens and blood group antigens are fairly common among potential recipients.(More)
Kidney transplantation is considered the treatment of choice for most individuals with end-stage kidney disease, as well as the most cost-effective renal replacement therapy for the health care system that serves them. Immunologic sensitization, defined by the presence of antibodies directed against foreign HLA (or so called, donor specific antibodies, or(More)
OBJECTIVES The optimal dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients with high immunologic risk lacks consensus. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of using ideal body weight rather than total body weight for the weight-based dose calculations in this patient population. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
There has been increasing concern in the kidney transplant community about the declining use of expanded criteria donors (ECD) despite improvement in survival and quality of life. The recent introduction of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI), which provides a more granular characterization of donor quality, was expected to increase utilization of(More)
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