From the USA: Kidneys From Deceased Donors Who Were on Dialysis Are Suboptimal

Receipt of a kidney from a deceased donor who underwent dialysis is associated with an increased incidence of delayed graft function, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Yumeng Wen, M.D., Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues compared outcomes of transplant recipients who received kidneys from deceased donors who underwent dialysis prior to kidney donation versus recipients of kidneys from deceased donors who did not undergo dialysis in a retrospective cohort study using data from 58 U.S. organ procurement organizations.

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