Frailty and early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation.

@article{McAdamsDeMarco2013FrailtyAE,
  title={Frailty and early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Mara A McAdams-DeMarco and Andrew Law and Megan L Salter and Elaine K. Chow and Morgan E Grams and Jeremy Walston and Dorry L Segev},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 8},
  pages={2091-5}
}
Early hospital readmission (EHR) after kidney transplantation (KT) is associated with increased morbidity and higher costs. Registry-based recipient, transplant and center-level predictors of EHR are limited, and novel predictors are needed. We hypothesized that frailty, a measure of physiologic reserve initially described and validated in geriatrics and recently associated with early KT outcomes, might serve as a novel, independent predictor of EHR in KT recipients of all ages. We measured… CONTINUE READING

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