The State of the Art

  • John S. Najarian


End-stage kidney disease reached several important anniversaries in 1980. It was the 30-year anniversary of the first successful clinical hemodialysis and the 25-year anniversary of the first successful kidney transplant between identical twins. In addition, it was 20 years after the first successful non-identical twin transplant—approximately 35,000 people have received kidney transplants in the United States.


Kidney Transplant Identical Twin Chronic Renal Disease Total Lymphoid Irradiation Successful Kidney Transplant 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Najarian
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  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Therapeutic RadiologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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