Increased rejection in living unrelated versus living related kidney transplants does not affect short-term function and survival.


BACKGROUND At our institution, increased kidney donation from unrelated donors accounts for a steady rise in live donor kidney transplantation rates. We compared outcomes of living related (LRT) versus living unrelated kidney transplants (LURT) and analyzed the effect of early rejection upon graft survival. METHODS A retrospective analysis on 428 adult… (More)