Solid-organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research.

@article{Abecassis2012SolidorganTI,
  title={Solid-organ transplantation in older adults: current status and future research.},
  author={Mike M Abecassis and Nancy D. Bridges and Cornelius J. Clancy and Mary Amanda Dew and Basil A. Eldadah and Michael J. Englesbe and Michael Francis Flessner and Janet Christine Frank and John J Friedewald and Jasjit Gill and Corinna Gries and Jeffery B Halter and Erica L. Hartmann and William R. Hazzard and Frances McFarland Horne and Jeff Hosenpud and Phillip Lee Jacobson and Bert L Kasiske and James E. Lake and Rohit Loomba and Preeti N. Malani and Todd Michael Moore and Ashley Anne Murray and M-H Nguyen and Neil R. Powe and Peter P Reese and Helen L. Reynolds and Milagros D. Samaniego and Kenneth E Schmader and Dorry L Segev and Ashish S Shah and Lianne G Singer and Julie Ann Sosa and Zoe Ann Stewart and Jane C Tan and Winfred W. Williams and David William Zaas and Kevin P. High},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 10},
  pages={
          2608-22
        }
}
An increasing number of patients older than 65 years are referred for and have access to organ transplantation, and an increasing number of older adults are donating organs. Although short-term outcomes are similar in older versus younger transplant recipients, older donor or recipient age is associated with inferior long-term outcomes. However, age is often a proxy for other factors that might predict poor outcomes more strongly and better identify patients at risk for adverse events… CONTINUE READING
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