Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders https://jrenhep.com/index.php/jrenhep <p><img style="padding-right: 15px; padding-bottom: 15px; float: left;" src="https://jrenhep.com/public/site/images/jdisord/Jrenhep_logo_png_1001.png" />Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders (eISSN: 2207-3744) is a peer-reviewed, online-only, open-access journal that publishes basic science and clinical research articles on disorders of the kidneys and the liver. In addition to considering disorders of each organ separately, the journal aims to be a scholarly forum for discussing how disorders of one organ influence the other. Chronic liver disease is associated with primary and secondary kidney diseases. Similarly, renal disorders are associated with hepatic disorders. Original articles, reviews, and case reports on any aspects of nephrology and hepatology are suitable for submission.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Codon Publications en-US Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders 2207-3744 <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><ul><li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a title="License" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li></ul>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a> Impact of Induction Therapy on Clinical Outcomes of Kidney Transplant Recipients https://jrenhep.com/index.php/jrenhep/article/view/150 <p>The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term efficacy of immunosuppressive drugs based on the type of induction therapy given to kidney transplant recipients, and determine the occurrence of graft dysfunctions or rejections. We compared the safety and efficacy of anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) and basiliximab (BAS) in high-risk patients and analyzed the cumulative incidence of immediate, slow, and delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients to determine their initial short-term graft function. Evaluation of the long-term efficacy after 3 years post-transplantation by assessment of patients and graft survival, incidence of infections, and risks of rejection were the primary end-points. Patients with stable graft survival were observed more with ATG (85%) than BAS (70%); in contrast, graft dysfunctions, graft nephrec-tomy, rejection episodes, and patient deaths were more prevalent with BAS than ATG, with statistically significant differences in long-term graft functioning. Patient survival at 3 years in ATG group was 90.4%, compared to 88% in BAS group, and graft survival was 90.4% in the ATG group and 81.3% in the BAS group (P &lt; 0.001). The use of both induction therapies resulted in good patient and graft survival outcomes than placebo, and the results showed that there was a significant difference in both patient and graft survival after 3 years between induction of ATG and BAS, suggesting that ATG can be safer, effective, and preferable drug over BAS for high-risk recipients.</p> Vijaya Madhuri Devraj Gangadhar Taduri Swarnalatha Guditi Uttara Das MP Shamsudheen Megha Saigal Karthik Kalidindi Copyright (c) 2023 Vijaya Madhuri Devraj, Gangadhar Taduri, Swarnalatha Guditi, Uttara Das, MP Shamsudheen, Megha Saigal, Karthik Kalidindi http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2023-01-24 2023-01-24 7 1 1 10 10.15586/jrenhep.v7i1.150