Observational Study
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World J Transplant. Dec 18, 2023; 13(6): 357-367
Published online Dec 18, 2023. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v13.i6.357
Outcomes of early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation: Perspectives from a Canadian transplant centre
Olusegun Famure, Esther D. Kim, Yanhong Li, Johnny W. Huang, Roman Zyla, Magdalene Au, Pei Xuan Chen, Heebah Sultan, Monika Ashwin, Michelle Minkovich, S Joseph Kim
Olusegun Famure, Esther D. Kim, Yanhong Li, Johnny W. Huang, Roman Zyla, Magdalene Au, Pei Xuan Chen, Heebah Sultan, Monika Ashwin, S Joseph Kim, Department of Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto M5G 2N2, Ontario, Canada
Michelle Minkovich, Department of Kidney Transplant, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto M5G 2N2, Ontario, Canada
Author contributions: Famure O and Kim SJ formulated the research question; Famure O, Kim ED, Huang J, Zyla R, Au M, Chen PX, Sultan H, Ashwin M, and Kim SJ designed the study; Kim ED, Huang J, Zyla R, Au M, Chen PX, Sultan H, Ashwin M, and Minkovich M performed the research; Li Y analysed the data; Famure O, Kim ED, Li Y, Huang J, Zyla R, Au M, Chen PX, Sultan H, Ashwin M, Minkovich M, and Kim SJ interpreted the data; Famure O, Kim ED, Huang J, Zyla R, Au M, Chen PX, Sultan H, Ashwin M, Minkovich M, and Kim SJ wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the University Health Network Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at michelleminkovich@gmail.com. Consent was not obtained but the presented data are anonymized and risk of identification is low.
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Corresponding author: S Joseph Kim, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Kidney Transplant, Toronto General Hospital, 585 University Avenue, Toronto M5G 2N2, Ontario, Canada. joseph.kim@uhn.ca
Received: August 25, 2023
Peer-review started: August 25, 2023
First decision: September 14, 2023
Revised: October 14, 2023
Accepted: November 28, 2023
Article in press: November 28, 2023
Published online: December 18, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Early hospital readmissions post-transplant are associated with suboptimal patient outcomes and increased financial burden on the healthcare system. The 90-d window for defining early hospital readmissions, in addition to the frequently used 30-d period, provides a novel opportunity to evaluate the risks for kidney transplant recipients.