August 20, 2010

Kidneys from Donors after Cardiac Death Provide Survival Benefit


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h03/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Donation after cardiac death (DCD) has become an important new source of deceased donor kidneys, but is associated with a higher risk of delayed graft function, itself a risk factor for acute rejection, graft loss and death. In this cohort study, recipients of a DCD kidney had improved survival compared to patients who remained on dialysis and waited longer to receive a kidney from a neurologically-deceased donor. This study confirms that DCD kidneys provide good outcomes to patients.

Free full text kindly provided by the American Society of Nephrology

Renal Transplantation