Samuel L. Kountz, M.D.; Rose Payne, Ph.D.; Herbert Perkins, M.D.; Folkert Belzer, M.D.
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Eighty-five patients who received renal allografts from sibling, parental, and cadaver donors over an 18-month period and who were followed for 8 to 26 months were evaluated for mortality, morbidity, graft loss, and length of hospitalization. Their clinical courses were correlated with the degree of matching for 10 HL-A specificities and the net histocompatibility ratio.
The survival rate for patients was 93% and for grafts, 75%. The survival rate of kidneys from sibling donors was 85%; parental donors, 86%; and cadaver donors, 62%. For C or better matches, however, the graft survival rate was 95% for sibling, 92% for parental,
Samuel L. Kountz, Rose Payne, Herbert Perkins, Folkert Belzer. The Hazards and Expense of Transplanting Incompatible Kidneys.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:831. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-831_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):831.
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