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Daniel Abramowicz, Marc Hazzan, Umberto Maggiore, Licia Peruzzi, Pierre Cochat, Rainer Oberbauer, Maria C Haller, Wim Van Biesen
This position statement brings up guidance on pre-emptive kidney transplantation from living donors. The provided guidance is based on a systematic review of the literature.
May 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Geir Mjøen, Stein Hallan, Anders Hartmann, Aksel Foss, Karsten Midtvedt, Ole Øyen, Anna Reisæter, Per Pfeffer, Trond Jenssen, Torbjørn Leivestad, Pål-Dag Line, Magnus Øvrehus, Dag Olav Dale, Hege Pihlstrøm, Ingar Holme, Friedo W Dekker, Hallvard Holdaas
Previous studies have suggested that living kidney donors maintain long-term renal function and experience no increase in cardiovascular or all-cause mortality. However, most analyses have included control groups less healthy than the living donor population and have had relatively short follow-up periods. Here we compared long-term renal function and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in living kidney donors compared with a control group of individuals who would have been eligible for donation. All-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was identified in 1901 individuals who donated a kidney during 1963 through 2007 with a median follow-up of 15...
July 2014: Kidney International
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