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Int J Artif Organs. 2008 Aug;31(8):675-82.

Hepatitis C virus infection and post-transplant diabetes mellitus among renal transplant patients: a meta-analysis.

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Division of Nephrology and Dialysis, Maggiore Hospital, IRCCS, Milan, Italy. fabrizi@policlinico.mi.it

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the association between HCV infection and the occurrence of post-transplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) among renal transplant patients.

DESIGN:

Meta-analysis of observational studies.

DATA SOURCES:

We retrieved studies published in any language by systematically searching Medline, and Embase and by manually examining the references of the original articles, reviews, and monographs retrieved.

REVIEW METHODS:

We included cohort and case-control studies reporting relative risk estimates and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for PTDM occurrence with HCV after renal transplantation. Thirteen studies providing information on a total of 30,099 unique patients were included in our meta-analysis.

RESULTS:

Study-specific relative risks were weighted by the inverse of their variance to obtain fixed and a 95% confidence interval (CI) of 1.94; 3.83 (10 studies). In a stratified analysis including only large studies (2 studies), the pooled RR was 1.36 (95% CI, 1.21; 1.54). Egger's regression test showed some evidence of publication bias (p=0.0001), but our sensitivity analysis showed that this issue did not meaningfully change the results.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our study shows a marked increase of the risk of post-transplant diabetes mellitus in anti-hepatitis C virus-positive renal transplant recipients. The excess risk of death in hepatitis C virus-positive renal transplant recipients may be at least partially attributed to post-transplant diabetes mellitus with its attendant complications.

PMID:
18825640
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