Outcomes of overseas kidney transplantation in chronic haemodialysis patients in Taiwan.

@article{Hsu2011OutcomesOO,
  title={Outcomes of overseas kidney transplantation in chronic haemodialysis patients in Taiwan.},
  author={Chih-Cheng Hsu and Cheng-Hua Lee and Shang-Jyh Hwang and Shi-Wei Huang and Wu-chang Yang and Yu-Kang Chang and Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai and Ken N. Kuo},
  journal={Nephrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={341-8}
}
AIM Overseas kidney transplantation has often been reported to have unsatisfactory outcomes. This study aims to compare post-transplantation outcomes between overseas and domestic kidney transplant (KT) recipients in Taiwan. METHODS The Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database was used to identify 310 domestic and 643 overseas KT recipients, who survived for longer than 1 month after the transplantation, in a cohort of 45,453 chronic haemodialysis patients in 1997-2002. Cox… CONTINUE READING