Excellent outcomes after transplantation of deceased donor kidneys with high terminal creatinine and mild pathologic lesions.

@article{Ugarte2005ExcellentOA,
  title={Excellent outcomes after transplantation of deceased donor kidneys with high terminal creatinine and mild pathologic lesions.},
  author={Richard Ugarte and Edward S. Kraus and Robert R. Montgomery and James F. Burdick and Lloyd Ratner and Mark Haas and Alan M Hawxby and Seth J. Karp},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={794-800}
}
BACKGROUND Outcomes after kidney transplantation using deceased donors with high terminal creatinine are not well described but potentially represent an underutilized source of renal allografts. Utility of renal biopsy of these kidneys is similarly not well established. METHODS To better understand the posttransplant function of kidneys from donors with high terminal creatinine, we reviewed our database of almost 500 cadaveric kidney transplants. We compared the 65 nonexpanded criteria donors… CONTINUE READING