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Brighter Outlook for Kidney Transplantation

  • Khalid M. H. Butt
  • Abdul G. Arshad
  • Joon H. Hong
  • Lea Emmett
  • Ismail Parsa
  • Roland J. Adamsons
  • Eli A. Friedman

Abstract

The emphasis throughout this volume has been on maintenance of renal failure patients with dialysis; nonetheless, it is evident that the best survival, and certainly the best quality of survival for these patients, is dependent on the integration of two complementary therapies: transplantation and dialysis. The surgical contribution to the management of the patient with end-stage renal failure begins with the establishment of an access for dialysis. Once a dependable access has been developed, the best results are seen in a self-dialysis setting, either home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). Undoubtedly, access is the backbone of dialytic therapy.

Keywords

Graft Survival Antithymocyte Globulin Total Lymphoid Irradiation Downstate Medical Home Hemodialysis 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Khalid M. H. Butt
    • 1
  • Abdul G. Arshad
    • 2
  • Joon H. Hong
    • 3
  • Lea Emmett
    • 3
  • Ismail Parsa
    • 2
  • Roland J. Adamsons
    • 3
  • Eli A. Friedman
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Transplantation ServiceDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA
  4. 4.Division of Nephrology and Department of MedicineDownstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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