Risk factors for prolonged hospitalization after kidney transplants.

@article{Matas1997RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for prolonged hospitalization after kidney transplants.},
  author={Arthur J. Matas and Kristen J. Gillingham and B A Elick and David L. Dunn and R W G Gruessner and William D. Payne and David E. Sutherland and J. Najarian},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={259-64}
}
A major variable in the cost of kidney transplants is the length of initial hospitalization. Using multivariate analysis, we studied risk factors for hospital stay > 10 d post-transplant. Between 1 January 1985 and 31 August 1995 a total of 1588 patients underwent first or second kidney transplants at the University of Minnesota. Antibody was used for 1 wk in cadaver donor recipients and for 2 wk in pediatric recipients (resulting in a long stay for all pediatric recipients). Adult living… CONTINUE READING

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