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Kidney transplantation in Pittsburgh: experience and innovations.

Markus, BH and Hakala, TR and Tzakis, A and Mitchell, S and Marino, IR and Gordon, RD and Duquesnoy, RJ and Starzl, TE (1987) Kidney transplantation in Pittsburgh: experience and innovations. Clinical transplants. 141 - 154. ISSN 0890-9016

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1. The introduction of combined CsA and steroid treatment as the baseline immunosuppressive medication significantly enhanced the results of kidney transplantation in our series. But various other preexisting recipient or donor conditions may still have an important effect on kidney transplant survival and should not go unrecognized. 2. Living-related kidney transplants were almost totally abandoned at our institution. Reasons for this approach are the increased availability of cadaveric donor organs, the improved results with cadaveric transplants under CsA and the possible risks to the living donors. 3. Combined liver/kidney transplants have been shown to offer a favorable treatment modality for patients with endstage liver and renal failure. 4. A newly developed center-oriented Transplant Information Management System (TIMY) significantly facilitates the clinical and research tasks in our department. 5. An integrated, computerized scoring system for equitable allocation of donor organs has proven to be highly effective during routine clinical use.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Markus, BH
Hakala, TR
Tzakis, A
Mitchell, S
Marino, IR
Gordon, RD
Duquesnoy, RJ
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical transplants
Page Range: 141 - 154
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0890-9016
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062129410, Starzl CV No. 789
PubMed ID: 3154391
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:13
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2019 13:55


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