Causes of late renal allograft loss: chronic allograft dysfunction, death, and other factors.

@article{Kreis2001CausesOL,
  title={Causes of late renal allograft loss: chronic allograft dysfunction, death, and other factors.},
  author={Henri A Kreis and Claudio Ponticelli},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 11 Suppl},
  pages={SS5-9}
}
CAN and patient death with allograft function are the 2 major causes of renal allograft loss after the first year, accounting for 80% or more of cases. According to current estimates from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the half-lives for renal allografts performed in 1995 and 1996 from living and cadaveric donors are 15.3 and 10.4 years, respectively (2). Consequently, much attention has been focused on better understanding the causes of CAN and patient death with a functioning… CONTINUE READING

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