May 1, 2010

Perioperative Mortality and Long-term Survival Following Live Kidney Donation


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Previous studies of outcomes of living kidney donation have been limited by their single-centre nature and incomplete follow-up. This study estimates risk of living donation using a mandated national donor registry in the United States. Risk of death over the long-term was similar in donors and matched controls from the general population. Donor hypertension was a significant risk factor for peri-operative mortality

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