Native nephrectomy prior to pediatric kidney transplantation: biological and clinical aspects

@inproceedings{Sharbaf2012NativeNP,
  title={Native nephrectomy prior to pediatric kidney transplantation: biological and clinical aspects},
  author={Fatemeh Ghane Sharbaf and Martin Bitzan and Konrad M. Szymański and Lorraine E. Bell and Indra Rani Gupta and Jean I Tchervenkov and J P Capolicchio},
  booktitle={Pediatric Nephrology},
  year={2012}
}
Pre-transplant nephrectomy is performed to reduce risks to graft and recipient. The aims of this study were to evaluate (1) indications, surgical approach, and morbidity of native nephrectomy and (2) the effects of kidney removal on clinical and biological parameters. This study was designed as a single-center retrospective cohort study in which 49 consecutive patients with uni- or bilateral native nephrectomies were identified from a total of 126 consecutive graft recipients in our pediatric… CONTINUE READING
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