En-bloc kidney transplantation in the United states: an analysis of united network of organ sharing (UNOS) data from 1987 to 2003.

@article{Dharnidharka2005EnblocKT,
  title={En-bloc kidney transplantation in the United states: an analysis of united network of organ sharing (UNOS) data from 1987 to 2003.},
  author={Vikas R Dharnidharka and Gary Stevens and Richard J. Howard},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={1513-7}
}
With increasing donor organ shortages, en-bloc kidney (EBK) transplantation is an alternative to utilize very young or very old donor age cadaver kidneys for transplantation. Several single-center series have reported excellent graft survival (GS). We sought to determine national level registry-based patterns for GS and determine adjusted hazard ratios (AHR) for graft loss after EBK versus single kidney (SK) cadaver transplants. Data reported to UNOS from 1987 to 2003 were analyzed using PHREG… CONTINUE READING

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