Pretransplant recipient cytomegalovirus seropositivity and hemodialysis are associated with decreased renal allograft and patient survival.

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BACKGROUND Pretransplant systemic inflammation has been associated with decreased renal allograft survival, and infectious agents such as cytomegalovirus (CMV) may play a role. We hypothesized that pretransplant CMV seropositivity is a risk factor for decreased patient and allograft survival after cadaveric renal transplantation and that other factors… (More)

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@article{Fitzgerald2004PretransplantRC, title={Pretransplant recipient cytomegalovirus seropositivity and hemodialysis are associated with decreased renal allograft and patient survival.}, author={Jason T Fitzgerald and Brian J Gallay and Sarah E. Taranto and John P. McVicar and Christoph Troppmann and Xiaowu Chen and Matthew J McIntosh and Richard V. Perez}, journal={Transplantation}, year={2004}, volume={77 9}, pages={1405-11} }