Advertisement

Current results of organ retransplantation

  • Gerhard Opelz
  • Thomas Wujciak
  • For the Collaborative Transplant Study
Part of the Transplantation and Clinical Immunology book series (TRAC, volume 29)

Abstract

Although organ transplant success rates have improved in recent years due to improved patient management and the availability of more effective immuno-suppressive drugs, immunological rejection remains an important problem. Patients who reject a transplant become candidates for retransplantation. The situation is fundamentally different for kidney transplant recipients, who usually return to dialysis after rejection and can be retransplanted electively, and heart and liver recipients for whom life saving machine support is not routinely available. Therefore, kidney retransplants are performed at a much higher rate than heart or liver retransplants.

Keywords

Kidney Transplant Heart Transplant Graft Survival Kidney Transplant Recipient Graft Survival Rate 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Opelz G, Mickey MR, Terasaki PI. Prolonged survival of second human kidney transplants. Science 1972; 178: 617–619.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Opelz
  • Thomas Wujciak
  • For the Collaborative Transplant Study

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations