Impact of Gram-negative bloodstream infection on long-term allograft survival after kidney transplantation.

@article{AlHasan2011ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of Gram-negative bloodstream infection on long-term allograft survival after kidney transplantation.},
  author={Majdi N. Al-Hasan and Raymund Rabe Razonable and Walter Karl Kremers and Larry Baddour},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 11},
  pages={1206-10}
}
BACKGROUND Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) are common complications after kidney transplantation. In this cohort study, we evaluated the long-term effect of Gram-negative BSI on allograft survival in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS Among a cohort of 1820 kidney recipients who were prospectively followed at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from January 1, 1996, to December 31, 2007, we identified 120 patients with initial episodes of Gram-negative BSI before allograft failure… CONTINUE READING
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