The alphabet soup of kidney transplantation: SCD, DCD, ECD--fundamentals for the practicing nephrologist.

@article{Rao2009TheAS,
  title={The alphabet soup of kidney transplantation: SCD, DCD, ECD--fundamentals for the practicing nephrologist.},
  author={Panduranga S. Rao and Akinlolu Ojo},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 11},
  pages={1827-31}
}
There is significant variability in the quality of deceased-donor kidneys that are used for transplantation. The quality of the donor kidney has a direct effect on important clinical outcomes such as acute rejection, delayed graft function, and patient and allograft survival. Expanded-criteria donors (ECDs) refer to older kidney donors (> or =60 yr) or donors who are aged 50 to 59 yr and have two of the following three features: Hypertension, terminal serum creatinine >1.5 mg/dl, or death from… CONTINUE READING
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