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Kidney transplant rejection 1.8X more likely if low vitamin D – May 2021

The association between vitamin D and acute rejection in human kidney transplantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis study

Transpl Immunol . 2021 May 18;101410. doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2021.101410
Mohammad Mirzakhani 1, Sheyda Mohammadkhani 2, Shirin Hekmatirad 3, Soudabeh Aghapour 4, Negar Gorjizadeh 5, Mehdi Shahbazi 6, Mousa Mohammadnia-Afrouzi 7

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Background: Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with several diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory infection, and so forth. In the field of transplantation (kidney transplantation), some studies reported that patients with VitD deficiency are of increased chance of acute rejection, but other studies did not show such a chance. On the other hand, since VitD is a modulatory factor and can reduce the inflammatory response, understanding the exact role of it in transplantation may contribute to tolerance condition in these patients.

Methods: The electronic databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Embase, ProQuest, Web of Science, and Google Scholar, were searched for eligible studies. In general, 14 studies with a total of 4770 patients were included in this meta-analysis. Regarding the methodological heterogeneity, we selected a random-effects combination model. Moreover, OR was chosen as an effect size for this study.

Results: After the combination of 14 studies, we showed that patients in the VitD-deficient group had an 82% increased chance of acute rejection compared with patients in the VitD-sufficient group, and this effect was significant (OR 1.82; 95% confidence interval [CI] [1.29, 2.56]; I2 = 52.3%). This result was significant, and, regarding the narrow CI, it can be a conclusive result. Study quality and gender variables were the main sources of inconsistent results in the primary studies. Moreover, using meta-regression, we showed that VitD deficiency (independent from the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of patients) increased the chance of acute rejection.

Conclusion: The normal VitD status of patients a few days before and after transplantation can reduce the chance of acute rejection.


Vitamin D page titles containing the word "transplant"

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Fecal transplant from young reduced age-associated defects in old (mice so far) – Aug 2021 27 Aug, 2021
Liver transplants in children more likely to be rejected if insufficient vitamin D – Aug 2021 07 Aug, 2021
Very low Vitamin D levels after Liver transplant in children (need Calcitriol or topical) – May 2021 03 Jun, 2021
Kidney transplant rejection 1.8X more likely if low vitamin D – May 2021 22 May, 2021
1,000 IU of vitamin D provides little benefit (Kidney transplant in this case) – April 2021 22 Apr, 2021
Vitamin D helps organ transplant 24 Mar, 2021
Organ Transplant patients probably need more UV and or vitamin D April 2010 24 Mar, 2021
If you are getting a lung transplant you must have vitamin D - April 2012 24 Mar, 2021
Omega-3 reduced pancreas transplant failure by 3X and sepsis by 2X – review Dec 2019 18 Dec, 2019
Stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients are dying due to lack of vitamin D – Oct 2019 28 Oct, 2019
Stem Cell Transplants consume vitamin D – July 2011 23 Oct, 2019
Stem cell transplant (HSCT). death 28 percent less likely for each 10ng higher vitamin D level – Oct 2019 23 Oct, 2019
Fecal transplants could prevent 12,000 C.difficile deaths a year, but one person died, so lets wait – July 2019 01 Aug, 2019
4X reduction in bone fractures following Kidney Transplant with monthly Vitamin D (100,000 IU) - RCT June 2019 17 Jun, 2019
Fecal transplants increased Vitamin D levels (germ-free mice) – March 2018 29 Jun, 2018
Liver transplant needs Vitamin D (actually semi-activated, not regular) – May 2017 27 May, 2017
Bone marrow transplant – like other traumas – lowers vitamin D levels – July 2011 17 Apr, 2017
Vitamin D may help after organ transplant – if can give enough – Jan 2011 25 Mar, 2017
4X fewer malignancies after kidney transplant if got active vitamin D – Prospective Score Sept 2012 25 Mar, 2017
Kidney transplant patients advised to avoid the sun, then 90% have very low vitamin D levels – Sept 2012 25 Mar, 2017
Vitamin D and biophospates are needed after organ transplant – Aug 2011 25 Mar, 2017
Calcitriol (active Vitamin D) recommended after kidney transplant – March 2014 28 Apr, 2016
Active form of vitamin D (calcitriol) cut in half the fractures following organ transplant – meta-analysis Aug 2011 26 Jul, 2015
Gut, Alzheimer, autism, disease, fecal transplant, etc - Dr. Perlmutter, May 2015 18 May, 2015
400,000 IU barely raised liver transplant candidate vitamin D levels (no surprise) – March 2015 26 Mar, 2015
Even with vitamin D supplementation Kidney transplant patients were deficient – Jan 2011 28 Aug, 2012
Babies Receive Heart Transplants Instead of Vitamin D Treatment 25 Jun, 2012
Kidney transplant worked better if initially have high level of vitamin D – April 2012 28 Apr, 2012
Vitamin D levels low both before and after organ transplant July 2011 27 Apr, 2012
Heart transplant 19 ng vitamin D vs liver transplant 13 ng – April 2009 12 Nov, 2011
Many Organ transplants cause skin cancer – what is the role of UV – Feb 2012 No value for 'modification_date_major'

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