Do biochemical measures change in living kidney donors? A systematic review.

  title={Do biochemical measures change in living kidney donors? A systematic review.},
  author={Ann Young and Immaculate F P Nevis and Colin Geddes and John H Gill and Neil C Boudville and Leroy J. Storsley and Amit X. Garg},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  volume={107 3},
BACKGROUND Living kidney donation provides a unique opportunity to assess possible biochemical changes attributable to small decrements in glomerular filtration rate. We reviewed studies which followed 5 or more healthy donors, where changes in biochemical measures or anemia were assessed at least 4 months after nephrectomy. METHODS We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Science Citation databases, and reviewed reference lists from 1966 through June 2006. We abstracted data on study and donor… CONTINUE READING


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