P. K. Spanos, M.D.; R. L. Simmons, M.D.; C. M. Kjellstrand, M.D.; T. J. Buselmeier, M.D.; V. M. Uranga, M.D.; J. S. Najarian, M.D.
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Screening techniques to detect renal failure and prevent its progression traditionally have been unsuccessful. One method of screening with high yield may be to study the relatives of patients with renal failure. Two-hundred and nine persons volunteered to be kidney donors for their sibling, parent, or child; donors were found to be totally healthy. Forty-one rejected donors had significant abnormalities of the urinary tract. None had previously had any illness, and no donors with histories of familial renal disease were included. Not included were unilateral multiple renal arteries (50), bilateral multiple renal arteries (21), double collecting systems (4), or double
Spanos PK, Simmons RL, Kjellstrand CM, Buselmeier TJ, Uranga VM, Najarian JS. Renal Abnormalities in Potential Transplant Donors.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:875–876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-875_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):875-876.
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