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Long-Term Survivors after Renal Transplantation

  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
  • Richard L. Simmons

Abstract

During the past two decades renal transplantation has become an established clinical procedure performed in a large number of hospitals. Over 20,000 transplants were reported to the European Dialysis and Transplant Association as of January 1, 1979,1 and at least 35,000 transplants were performed in the United States through 1979. The early problems, mainly related to insufficient dialysis preparation, overimmuno-suppression, and infections, have been described in hundreds of articles over the past decade. This clinical research has led to a marked improvement in the immediate post-transplant survival. Thus many centers report an improvement from approximately a 10%–20% first-year survival during the early 1960s to a first-year patient survival of around 90% in the late 1970s.2

Keywords

Renal Transplantation Transplant Proc Chronic Rejection Chronic Dialysis Maintenance Hemodialysis 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl M. Kjellstrand
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard L. Simmons
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Departments of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Nephrology Division, Regional Kidney Disease ProgramHennepin County Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Minnesota HospitalsMinneapolisUSA

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