Aging on the waiting list: should it be a further criterion for cadaver kidney allocation?
Transplant recipients have been selected from our dialysis patients mainly according to the criteria of the best HLA match and the best clinical condition. We have observed that, in using these criteria, most of the patients who receive transplants in the first 2 years on the waiting list. The other patients remain on the waiting list with progressively less chance of transplantation due to a deterioration of their clinical condition and the related increase in risk factors.
Key wordsRisk factors Waiting list Kidney allocation
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