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Why do not all living kidney donor candidates proceed to donation?


Cash, E and Graver, A and Kuo, S and Kirkland, G and Hughes, P and Robertson, A and Jose, MD, Why do not all living kidney donor candidates proceed to donation?, Internal Medicine Journal, 49, (3) pp. 384-387. ISSN 1444-0903 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2019 Royal Australasian College of Physicians

DOI: doi:10.1111/imj.14223


There are national and international guidelines for donor workup and acceptance criteria of potential living kidney donor candidates (LKDC), but there is significant variation in clinical practice. We examined our local practice in assessing potential LKDC against current guidelines; nearly all of our accepted donors met these guidelines. LKDC who did not proceed to donation had an identified health issue (60%), the presence of risk factors for long‐term end‐stage kidney disease (17%), social (13%) or immunological reasons (7%).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:kidney donor, chronic kidney disease, living kidney donor, outcome, risk factor, transplant
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Nephrology and Urology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Urogenital System and Disorders
UTAS Author:Cash, E (Dr Ellie Cash)
UTAS Author:Jose, MD (Professor Matthew Jose)
ID Code:133609
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2019-07-03
Last Modified:2019-08-20

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