Morbidity and Mortality After Living Kidney Donation , 1999 – 2001 : Survey of United States Transplant Centers

@inproceedings{Matasa2003MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and Mortality After Living Kidney Donation , 1999 – 2001 : Survey of United States Transplant Centers},
  author={Arthur J. Matasa and Stephen T. Bartlettb and Alan B. Leichtmanc and Francis L. Delmonicod},
  year={2003}
}
  • Arthur J. Matasa, Stephen T. Bartlettb, +1 author Francis L. Delmonicod
  • Published 2003
There have been two recent trends in living kidney donation: increased acceptance of living donors and increased acceptance of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN). We surveyed 234 UNOS-listed kidney transplant programs to determine current living donor morbidity and mortality for open nephrectomy, hand-assisted LN, and non-hand-assisted LN. Of the 234 centers, 171 (73%) responded. Between 1/1/1999 and 7/1/2001, these centers carried out 10 828 living donor nephrectomies: 52.3% open, 20.7% hand… CONTINUE READING