Impact of Dialysis Modality on Kidney Transplantation Outcomes


Survival benefits of renal transplantation over dialysis therapy are well established for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Transition from one treatment modality to another is common. Understanding the differences in outcomes with the various renal replacement therapies will help nephrologists to provide best advice for dialysis patients. The influence of pretransplant dialysis modality on post-transplant outcomes is not clear. An overview of the various issues related to dialysis modality on kidney transplantation outcomes is discussed in this topic review. These include allograft and recipient survival, the impact of dialysis vintage and choice of dialysis modality on transplant outcomes.

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Helal, I. , Gorsane, I. , Hamida, F. and Kheder, A. (2015) Impact of Dialysis Modality on Kidney Transplantation Outcomes. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 8, 67-72. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2015.82007.

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