Nyretransplantation med levende donor

Translated title of the contribution: Living-donor kidney transplantation

A L Kamper, H Løkkegaard, F Rasmussen

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In recent years transplantation from living donors has accounted for 25-30% of all kidney transplants in Denmark corresponding to 40-45 per year. Most of these living donors are parents or siblings, although internationally an increasing number are unrelated donors. Donor nephrectomy is associated with only few complications. The long-term outcome for kidney donors is good without increase in mortality or risk for development of hypertension and renal failure; proteinuria may be seen. Living kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment of end-stage renal disease with better graft survival than in cadaver transplantation. The ethical and psychological aspects related to transplantation from a living donor are complex and need to be carefully evaluated when this treatment is offered to the patients.

Translated title of the contributionLiving-donor kidney transplantation
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number48
Pages (from-to)6527-32
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2000


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