January 11, 2010

Effect of Hemodialysis before Transplant Surgery on Renal Allograft Function – A Pair of Randomized Controlled Trials


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Previous studies have suggested that hemodialysis immediately before transplant surgery may increase the risk of delayed graft function. In this RCT, patients were randomized to be dialyzed or not pre-transplant; patients with a potassium > 5.0 were randomized to citrate or heparin
anticoagulation. There were no differences in the incidence of DGF, acute rejection or early graft function.

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