July 20, 2010

Kidney and Recipient Weight Incompatibility Reduces Long-Term Graft Survival


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Nephron mass plays an important role in providing adequate renal function, with loss of nephron mass a risk factor for later deterioration of renal function. In this study, a low ratio of the weight of the donor kidney before implantation to recipient weight was associated with worse long-term renal function and outcomes.
Renal Transplantation