Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database comparing renal allografts and patient survival in combined liver-kidney transplantation with the contralateral allografts in kidney alone or kidney-pancreas transplantation.

@article{Fong2003AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database comparing renal allografts and patient survival in combined liver-kidney transplantation with the contralateral allografts in kidney alone or kidney-pancreas transplantation.},
  author={T L Fong and Suphamai Bunnapradist and Stanley C. Jordan and Robert Rick Selby and Yong Won Cho},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={348-53}
}
BACKGROUND Combined liver-kidney transplantation (LKT) is the accepted treatment for patients with liver failure and irreversible renal insufficiency. Controversy exists as to whether simultaneous LKT with organs from the same donor confers immunologic and graft survival benefit to the kidney allograft. This study compares the outcomes of simultaneous LKT with the contralateral kidneys used for kidney alone transplantation (KAT) or combined pancreas-kidney transplantation (PKT) to understand… CONTINUE READING

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