Long-Term Results of Kidney Transplantation From HCV-Positive Donors

Long-Term Results of Kidney Transplantation From HCV-Positive Donors,10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.09.021,Transplantation Proceedings,T. Kasprzyk,A. Kwi

Long-Term Results of Kidney Transplantation From HCV-Positive Donors   (Citations: 4)
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T. Kasprzyk, A. Kwiatkowski, M. Wszola, K. Ostrowski, R. Danielewicz, P. Domagala, P. Malkowski, S. Fesolowicz, R. Nosek, J. Czerwinski, J. Trzebicki, M. Durlik
BackgroundDue to the shortage of organs for transplantation, procurement of kidneys from marginal donors is inevitable. Not infrequently, these donors are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).
Journal: Transplantation Proceedings - TRANSPLANT PROC , vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 2701-2703, 2007
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    • ... Although studies have shown that short-term patient and graft survival is similar in HCV-infected recipients who receive either a kidney allograft from a donor with or without HCV infection, others have shown that the use of organs from HCV-infected donors is an independent risk factor for death and contributes to decreased patient survival 2–3 years after transplantation...

    Janna Huskeyet al. Chronic viral hepatitis in kidney transplantation

    • ...However, HCV infection was not found to be a significant risk factor for death among renal transplant recipients in other studies. ...

    Elias C Chackoet al. Chronic viral hepatitis and chronic kidney disease

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