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Opioid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Patients

from Renal & Urology News

Opioid use before and after a kidney transplant may increase the risk of death and graft loss, investigators reported at the 2017 American Transplant Congress in Chicago. In a study of 75,430 kidney transplant recipients, Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri, and colleagues examined the association between opioid use in the year before and after transplantation and patient and graft survival. more

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