Crossmatch testing in kidney transplantation: patterns of practice and associations with rejection and graft survival.

@article{Salvalaggio2009CrossmatchTI,
  title={Crossmatch testing in kidney transplantation: patterns of practice and associations with rejection and graft survival.},
  author={Paolo Rog{\'e}rio Salvalaggio and Ralph J. Graff and Brett W Pinsky and Mark A. Schnitzler and Steven K. Takemoto and Thomas E. Burroughs and Luiz S{\'e}rgio Cardoso Santos and Krista L Lentine},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          577-89
        }
}
Methods of crossmatch testing prior to kidney transplantation are not standardized and there are limited large-scale data on the use and outcomes implications of crossmatch modality. Data describing the most sensitive crossmatch modality for crossmatch-negative kidney transplants were drawn from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network Registry. Within the cohort transplanted in 1999-2005, we identified patient and transplant characteristics predictive of each testing modality by… CONTINUE READING