Current Status Of Kidney Transplant Outcomes: Dying To Survive

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.

Key Messages

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 …

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