Intermediate-term outcomes associated with kidney transplantation in recipients 80 years and older: an analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database.

@article{Huang2010IntermediatetermOA,
  title={Intermediate-term outcomes associated with kidney transplantation in recipients 80 years and older: an analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database.},
  author={Edmund Huang and Neda Poommipanit and Marcelo Santos Sampaio and H C Kuo and P V Ramasubba Reddy and H A Gritsch and P S Pham and Alan H. Wilkinson and Gabriel M. Danovitch and Suphamai Bunnapradist},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 9},
  pages={974-9}
}
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients 80 years and older have received a kidney transplant in the United States, but their outcomes are not well described. Using Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing data, outcomes of recipients 80 years and older were evaluated. METHODS Thirty-one thousand one hundred seventy-nine elderly recipients defined by age 60 years and older receiving kidney transplants from 2000 to 2008 were stratified: ages 60 to 69… CONTINUE READING
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