Multicenter study on double kidney transplantation.

  title={Multicenter study on double kidney transplantation.},
  author={Riccardo Bertelli and Bruno Nardo and Enzo Capocasale and Gianni Cappelli and Giuseppe Cavallari and Maria Patrizia Mazzoni and Luisa Benozzi and Raffaele Dalla Valle and Giovanni Fuga and Nicola Busi and Christian Gilioli and Alberto Albertazzi and Sergio Stefoni and Antonio Pinna and Andrea Faenza},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={40 6},
BACKGROUND Marginal organs not suitable for single kidney transplantation are considered for double kidney transplantation (DKT). Herein we have reviewed short and long-term outcomes of DKT over a 7-year experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2001 and 2007, 80 DKT were performed in the transplant centers of Bologna, Parma, and Modena, Italy. Recipient mean age was 61+/-5 years. The main indications were glomerular nephropathy (n=33) and hypertensive nephroangiosclerosis (n=14). Mean HLA A… CONTINUE READING