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Nephrol Ther. 2006 Feb;2(1):8-14. Epub 2006 Feb 17.

[Renal transplantation in the elderly: a survey].

[Article in French]

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Service de Néphrologie et Transplantation Rénale, CHRU Dupuytren, Martin-Luther-King, Limoges, France. jean-philippe.rerolle@chu-limuges.fr

Abstract

For ten years, an increase in the number of elderly patients on renal transplant waiting lists has occured. In an attempt to close the widening gap between supply and demand and because the demand for kidneys for younger patients already surpasses the supply, transplant physicians nowadays accept organs from older donors that might have been deemed inappropriate in the past. Programs of age matching between donors and recipients and of dual-kidneys transplantation have emerged. The initial results of these programs are encouraging with excellent patient and graft survival at one and three years.

PMID:
16895710
DOI:
10.1016/j.nephro.2005.12.004
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