Improved scoring system to assess adult donors for cadaver renal transplantation.

@article{Nyberg2003ImprovedSS,
  title={Improved scoring system to assess adult donors for cadaver renal transplantation.},
  author={Scott L. Nyberg and Arthur J. Matas and Walter Karl Kremers and Jeffrey D Thostenson and Timothy S. Larson and M. F. Rodr{\'i}guez Prieto and Michael Brian Ishitani and Sylvester Sterioff and Mark D. Stegall},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 6},
  pages={715-21}
}
We previously proposed a quantitative approach to assess donor organs for cadaver renal transplantation. To improve on our original scoring system, we studied 34 324 patients who received cadaver renal transplants from adult donors between 1994 and 1999 and were reported to the UNOS Scientific Renal Transplant Registry. A scoring system was developed from five donor variables (age, 0-25 points; history of hypertension, 0-4; creatinine clearance before procurement, 0-4; cause of death, 0-3; HLA… CONTINUE READING

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