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Use of Living Donors in Kidney Transplantation in Man

Penn, I and Halgrimson, CG and Ogden, D and Starzl, TE (1970) Use of Living Donors in Kidney Transplantation in Man. Archives of Surgery, 101 (2). 226 - 231. ISSN 0004-0010

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A series is presented of 238 living renal donors who have been followed for periods of from eight months to eight years. Careful selection of donors is mandatory in order to avoid postoperative mortality or morbidity. Anatomic variations which may affect the donor or recipient operations are discussed. There were no deaths, and postoperative complications were usually minor. The most common were atelectasis or pneumonitis or both, pneumothorax, and urinary tract infection. No patients developed permanent renal insufficiency. Compensatory hypertrophy of the remaining kidney resulted in restoration of creatinine clearance and para-aminohippuric acid clearance to two thirds or more of preoperative values. The use of related living donors is justified by the low risk to the donor and the prolongation of life in the recipients. © 1970, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Penn, I
Halgrimson, CG
Ogden, D
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1970
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Archives of Surgery
Volume: 101
Number: 2
Page Range: 226 - 231
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340260130021
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0004-0010
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062108349, Starzl CV No. 231
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:03
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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