Concerns about the long-term safety of live kidney donors are justified


Healthy live kidney donors lose approximately 50% of their nephron mass with nephrectomy [1]. Within the first post-donation year, the remaining kidney partially compensates for this loss by means of hyperfiltration, a homeostatic mechanism by which the remnant functional units of the kidney increase in volume and capacity in an attempt to match demand [2… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10654-017-0241-3


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