The following is a summary of Wang, J. Current Status of Kidney Transplant Outcomes: Dying to Survive. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2016;23(5):281-286. which was developed independently of the article authors.
Kidney transplant outcomes in the United States (US) were similar to other countries in the short-term but worse in the long-term.
Post-transplant management, donor allocation policy, and increased comorbidities in the US contributed to inferior long-term outcomes.
End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a common condition that is associated with increased morbidity …