Chapter 50. Predictors of Transplant Outcomes

  1. Donald A. Molony MD5,6 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD7,8
  1. Krista L. Lentine MD, MS1,2,
  2. Robert M. Perkins MD3 and
  3. Kevin C. Abbott MD, MPH4

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch50

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Lentine, K. L., Perkins, R. M. and Abbott, K. C. (2008) Predictors of Transplant Outcomes, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch50

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 6

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 7

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 8

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Outcomes Research and Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

  2. 2

    Saint Louis University Medical Centre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine/Nephrology Service, Medigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, Washington, USA

  4. 4

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • predictors of transplant outcomes;
  • United States Renal Data System (USRDS);
  • survival benefit of kidney transplantation;
  • long-term kidney allograft survival improvement;
  • Infections after kidney transplantation;
  • cytomegalovirus (CMV) and urinary tract infections (UTIs);
  • allograft and patient outcomes by CMV serostatus, CMV infection, and CMV disease;
  • cardiovascular disease and posttransplantation outcomes;
  • pretransplantation cardiac screening and performance of risk assessment strategies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions

  • Infections after kidney transplantation

  • Cardiovascular disease and posttransplantation outcomes

  • Summary

  • References