DAVID A. OGDEN, M.D.
Hypertrophy and increase in function of the kidney follow both unilateral nephrectomy (1, 2) and successful renal homotransplantation (2-4). Because the rate and magnitude of the increase in function after unilateral nephrectomy in normal man are unknown, no standard exists with which to compare ideal recipient function. Function of the renal homograft would be best assessed by comparison with the control, or donor, kidney.
The following study reports the results of comparative renal function studies in a large group of long-term renal homograft recipients and their donors. The donor studies provide unique information concerning the functional response of the healthy
OGDEN DA. Donor and Recipient Function 2 to 4 Years After Renal Homotransplantation: A Paired Study of 28 Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;67:998–1006. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-998
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):998-1006.
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