Renal transplantation today

  title={Renal transplantation today},
  author={Michael Neipp and Steffan Jackobs and J{\"u}rgen Klempnauer},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
The first successful renal transplant was carried out more than five decades ago between identical twins. At these early days, acute rejection was the limiting factor. Due to tremendous progress in immunosuppressive therapy and surgical technique, today, renal transplantation is the gold standard therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. In fact, in comparison with chronic hemodialysis, renal transplantation offers an increase in quality of life while reducing comorbidities associated… CONTINUE READING
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