Limitations of pediatric donor kidneys for transplantation.

  title={Limitations of pediatric donor kidneys for transplantation.},
  author={Takashi Yagisawa and Igal Kam and Laurence K. Chan and Jan Springer and Stephen Dunn},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  volume={12 6},
BACKGROUND The shortage of grafts for kidney transplantation (Tx) has resulted in an expansion of criteria for pediatric donors. However, the limitations of pediatric donors for kidney Tx are not yet clearly established. We investigated the outcomes of recipients with pediatric kidney grafts from Colorado to elucidate the state of pediatric kidney grafts distributed in the nation and to clarify the limitations of pediatric donor kidneys for Tx. METHODS Between January 1989 and July 1997, 675… CONTINUE READING

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