Long-term trends in allograft survival

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Kidney transplantation has changed dramatically over the past decade. Many advances have occurred that result in shorter hospital stays, decreased acute rejection, less infectious morbidity, and improved long-term allograft survival. Many factors are responsible for the improvement in kidney transplantation, and these factors are discussed in this review. These successes have led to a paradox in the care of the kidney-transplant recipient, however. As the short-term complications are prevented or successfully managed, more patients will develop chronic problems with the function of the allograft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Immunosuppression
  • Kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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