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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