March 23, 2010

Transplant Nephrectomy Improves Survival following a Failed Renal Allograft


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For patients who return to dialysis after failure of a renal transplant, graft nephrectomy is usually reserved for hyperacute rejection, chronic pain, hematuria, or anemia due to a chronic inflammatory state. This registry study found that patients who underwent graft nephrectomy had a higher survival rate than patients who did not. There were differences in baseline characteristics between the two groups, so this study should be considered hypothesis-generating and not conclusive.

Renal Transplantation