Superiority of pediatric en bloc renal allografts over living donor kidneys: a long-term functional study.

@article{Sureshkumar2006SuperiorityOP,
  title={Superiority of pediatric en bloc renal allografts over living donor kidneys: a long-term functional study.},
  author={Kalathil K Sureshkumar and Chandana S Reddy and Dai D Nghiem and Stephen E Sandroni and Barbara J Carpenter},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 3},
  pages={348-53}
}
BACKGROUND Growing waiting list for kidney transplantation in the United States makes it imperative to expand donor pool to use of pediatric kidneys. Because en bloc pediatric kidneys double nephron numbers, it would be interesting to learn how they fare compared to living donor kidneys long term. METHODS Retrospective chart review was performed on all 72 pediatric en bloc and 75 live adult donor kidney recipients transplanted between January 1990 and December 2001. Long term graft function… CONTINUE READING