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Title: Nonheart-beating kidney donation: current practice and future developments.
Authors: Brook, NR
Waller, JR
Nicholson, ML
First Published: Apr-2003
Citation: KIDNEY INT, 2003, 63 (4), pp. 1516-1529
Abstract: Nonheart-beating kidney donation (NHBD) is gaining acceptance as a method of donor pool expansion. However, a number of practitioners have concerns over rates of delayed graft function, acute rejection, and long-term graft survival. The ethical issues associated with NHBD are complex and may be a further disincentive. Tailored strategies for preservation, viability prediction, and immunosuppression for kidneys from this source have the potential to maximize the number of available organs. This review article presents the current practice of NHBD kidney transplantation, examines the results and draws comparisons with cadaveric kidneys, and explores some areas of potential development.
DOI Link: 10.1046/j.1523-1755.2003.00854.x
ISSN: 0085-2538
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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