Outcomes of kidney transplantation from older living donors to older recipients.

  title={Outcomes of kidney transplantation from older living donors to older recipients.},
  author={Jagbir Singh Gill and Suphamai Bunnapradist and Gabriel M. Danovitch and David Gjertson and John S. Gill and Michael J Cecka},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={52 3},
BACKGROUND More than half the newly wait-listed patients for kidney transplantation in 2005 were older than 50 years, and 13% were older than 65 years. As waiting times for a deceased donor kidney increase, these older candidates are disadvantaged by rapidly deteriorating health, often resulting in death or removal from the wait list before transplantation. STUDY DESIGN An observational cohort study was conducted using data from the Organ Procurement Transplant Network/United Network for… CONTINUE READING
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