Hepatitis C infection, time in renal-replacement therapy, and outcome after kidney transplantation.

@article{Bruchfeld2004HepatitisCI,
  title={Hepatitis C infection, time in renal-replacement therapy, and outcome after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Annette N Bruchfeld and H Ferry Wilczek and Carl-Gustaf Elinder},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={
          745-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in kidney transplantation and is known to affect long-term patient and graft survival, as is time in renal-replacement therapy (RRT). The aim of this study was to investigate HCV in relation to time in RRT and its impact on outcome after transplantation. METHODS A follow-up cohort study using Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox proportional hazards model was performed in 545 kidney and 26 kidney-pancreas transplant recipients receiving… CONTINUE READING
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