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Impact of Diabetes and Hepatitis after Kidney Transplantation on Patients Who Are Affected by Hepatitis C Virus
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Complications associated with use of donor hepatitis C-positive kidneys (DHCVϩ) 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 were studied from January 1, 1996, through July 31, 2000. Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to calculate adjusted hazarddoi:10.1097/01.asn.0000145439.48387.bf pmid:15579520 fatcat:jmllydeurfgbtaqk5umjipuxie