Combined liver-kidney transplantation is preferable to liver transplant alone for cirrhotic patients with renal failure.

@article{Fong2012CombinedLT,
  title={Combined liver-kidney transplantation is preferable to liver transplant alone for cirrhotic patients with renal failure.},
  author={T L Fong and Saro Khemichian and Tariq Shah and Ian V. Hutchinson and Yong Won Cho},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={411-6}
}
BACKGROUND The role of combined liver-kidney transplantation (CLKT) for cirrhotic patients with renal failure (RF) is controversial. Since the model for end-stage liver disease era, there has been a rise in the number of CLKT. Using the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network for Organ Sharing database, this study was undertaken to compare outcomes of cirrhotic patients with RF who received either liver transplant alone (LTA) or CLKT between 2002 and 2008. METHODS Analysis was… CONTINUE READING
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