Approximately half of kidneys from deceased donors in the country are biopsied to assess their quality, and many of these kidneys are discarded because of structural abnormalities detected through microscopic analyses. It’s unknown whether such analyses add value beyond usual donor and recipient attributes—such as physical characteristics and medical history—in predicting the survival of transplanted kidneys, however.
Assessment of the Utility of Kidney Histology as a Basis for Discarding Organs in the United States: A Comparison of International Transplant Practices and Outcomes
Peter P. Reese, Olivier Aubert, Maarten Naesens, Edmund Huang, Vishnu Potluri, Dirk Kuypers, Antoine Bouquegneau, Gillian Divard, Marc Raynaud, Yassine Bouatou, Ashley Vo, Denis Glotz, Christophe Legendre, Stanley Jordan, Jean-Philippe Empana, Xavier Jouven, and Alexandre Loupy.
Paris Transplant Group
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