Real Survival Benefit Seen With Kidney Transplant
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- A patient with end-stage renal
disease who undergoes a kidney transplant has a clear survival benefit compared
to those who stay on dialysis.
- There is a higher risk of death
immediately following the transplant operation, but transplant patients will
live an average of 20 years longer than dialysis patients.
- These findings should change the
thinking about kidney transplantation to consider it a lifesaving technique,
not just life-enhancing, according to one expert.
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