Approach to the Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant Candidate.

  title={Approach to the Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant Candidate.},
  author={Douglas Scott Keith and Gayle M Vranic},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  volume={11 4},
For patients with ESRD, kidney transplant offers significant survival and quality-of-life advantages compared with dialysis. But for patients seeking transplant who are highly sensitized, wait times have traditionally been long and options limited. The approach to the highly sensitized candidate for kidney transplant has changed substantially over time owing to new advances in desensitization, options for paired donor exchange (PDE), and changes to the deceased-donor allocation system. Initial… CONTINUE READING
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