Marked variation in the definition and diagnosis of delayed graft function: a systematic review.

  title={Marked variation in the definition and diagnosis of delayed graft function: a systematic review.},
  author={Sri Yarlagadda and Steven G Coca and Amit X. Garg and Mona Doshi and Emilio D. Poggio and Richard J Marcus and Chirag R Parikh},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={23 9},
BACKGROUND The term delayed graft function (DGF) is commonly used to describe the need for dialysis after receiving a kidney transplant. DGF increases morbidity after transplantation, prolongs hospitalization and may lead to premature graft failure. Various definitions of DGF are used in the literature without a uniformly accepted technique to identify DGF. METHODS We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify all of the different definitions and diagnostic techniques to… CONTINUE READING


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