Incidence of end-stage renal disease among live kidney donors.

  title={Incidence of end-stage renal disease among live kidney donors.},
  author={Ingela Fehrman-Ekholm and Gunnela Nord{\'e}n and Annette Lennerling and Magnus Rizell and Lars Mj{\"o}rnstedt and Lars G Wramner and Michael Olausson},
  volume={82 12},
BACKGROUND The increasing use of living kidney donors requires knowledge about long-term effects, especially number and causes of donors with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS A retrospective data analysis of 1,112 consecutive living kidney donors who underwent nephrectomy from 1965 until 2005 at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Case reports were sought with help from nephrologists in the region and data from Swedish Registry of Active Uremic Treatment (SRAU). RESULTS The number of… CONTINUE READING