Results of renal transplantation
Comparisons made between the results of different centres, combined with careful descriptions of the methods of treatment should make it possible to decide on the best form of treatment. However it is very difficult to ensure that the comparisons between different centres are valid. Many factors need to be considered when deciding whether groups of patients are comparable. These include those which may affect the life expectancy of the patient, irrespective of the presence of the graft (i.e. those that would be present if the patient continued on dialysis and did not have a renal transplant) and those which primarily affect the survival of the graft (Table 49)
KeywordsRenal Transplantation Graft Survival Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Urinary Diversion Panel Reactive Antibody
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