Preemptive living donor kidney transplantation: do the benefits extend to all recipients?

@article{Innocenti2007PreemptiveLD,
  title={Preemptive living donor kidney transplantation: do the benefits extend to all recipients?},
  author={Giulio R Innocenti and Hani M. Wadei and M. F. Rodr{\'i}guez Prieto and Patrick G. Dean and Eduardo Jb Ramos and Stephen J. Textor and Hasan A. Khamash and Timothy S. Larson and Fernando G. Cosio and Kay Kosberg and Lynette A Fix and Charise Bauer and Mark D. Stegall},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={144-9}
}
BACKGROUND Preemptive kidney transplantation (prior to the institution of dialysis) avoids the morbidity and mortality of dialysis; however, detailed studies of high-risk patients are lacking. The aim of the current study was to compare recent outcomes of preemptive (P) versus nonpreemptive (NP) living donor kidney transplantation with an emphasis on high-risk recipients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 438 sequential solitary living donor kidney transplants at our institution between… CONTINUE READING

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