Outcomes of Dual Adult Kidney Transplants in the United States: An Analysis of the OPTN/UNOS Database

Transplantation. 85: 62-68, 2008 –

The organ shortage has resulted in increased use of kidneys from expanded criteria donors (ECD). For ECD kidneys unsuitable for single use, dual kidney transplants (DKT) may be possible. There are limited data comparing outcomes of DKT to single kidney ECD transplants, making it unclear where DKT fits in the current allocation scheme. Our purpose was to compare outcomes of DKT and ECD transplants in the United States.

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