Mark S. Kramer, M.D.; Satoru Nakamoto, M.D.
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To study the clinical course of a renal transplant recipient more fully and to elucidate the major clinical events that occasionally lead to death, preterminal morbidity was evaluated. One hundred eighty-two transplants in 156 patients, transplanted over a 51½-year period, were reviewed regarding the immunologic rejection phenomenon and infectious, pulmonary, central nervous system (CNS), hematopoietic, and gastrointestinal complications, and combinations of these processes. In this series, 93 patients died. Sixty patients exhibited the transplant rejection reaction either by itself or more commonly in combination with some other process. Pneumonia either by itself or in combination with gastrointestinal hemorrhage and bacteremia
Kramer MS, Nakamoto S. Preterminal Morbidity in Renal Transplant Recipients—The Major Events Leading to Their Demise.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1094–1095. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1094_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1094-1095.
Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy.
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