An Unsung Hero

The Living Related Kidney Donor
  • Elaine M. Musial


Over the past fifteen years, renal transplantation has become the most acceptable treatment of end-stage renal disease. Because transplantation returns the patient to a normal physiological state by restoring normal renal function, it is more acceptable than hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis which, although prolonging survival in these patients, cannot adequately compensate for all of the complications of the uremic state.


Renal Transplantation Kidney Donor Donor Nephrectomy Part VIII Living Related Donor 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elaine M. Musial
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  1. 1.Nephrology Nurse ClinicianDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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