What are the risk factors for respiratory failure following kidney transplantation?

Updated: Apr 07, 2020
  • Author: Ata Murat Kaynar, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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A study by Canet et al, examining acute respiratory failure in kidney transplant recipients, determined that 200 of 6,819 kidney transplant recipients required admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) for acute respiratory failure, which was associated with high mortality and graft loss rates. [6] Early ICU admission and increased bacterial and Pneumocystis prophylaxis may improve outcomes.


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