Impact of Diabetes and Hepatitis after Kidney Transplantation on Patients Who Are Affected by Hepatitis C Virus

K. C. Abbott
2004 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 hazard
more » ... tios (AHR) for the association of sero-pairs for HCV (Dϩ/RϪ, Dϩ/Rϩ, DϪ/Rϩ and DϪ/RϪ) with Medicare claims for de novo posttransplantation HCV and posttransplantation diabetes. The peak risk for posttransplantation HCV was in the first 6 mo after transplantation. The incidence of posttransplantation HCV after transplantation was 9.1% in Dϩ/RϪ, 6.3% in Dϩ/Rϩ, 2.4% in DϪ/Rϩ, and 0.2% in DϪ/RϪ. The incidence of posttransplantation diabetes after
doi:10.1097/ pmid:15579520 fatcat:jmllydeurfgbtaqk5umjipuxie