June 6, 2010

Predicting potential survival benefit of renal transplantation in patients with chronic kidney disease


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In this study, the authors developed a prognostic index based on several easily available clinical variables to predict risk of death after transplantation. The predicted risk of death correlated well with the observed death rate. This index could be used to inform patients of their risk or benfit of transplantation compared to dialysis.

Renal Transplantation