Satoru Nakamoto, M.D.; E. F. Poutasse, M.D.; W. J. Kolff, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In 1962 we lost two patients after transplantation of cadaver kidneys that never functioned. Since April 1, 1963, we have performed seven transplants without losing one patient. One kidney showed early necrosis, and six kidneys functioned—at the time of writing—from one to six months. One was a cadaver kidney, the others were from related donors. In a 42-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, long-standing hypertension became manageable after bilateral nephrectomy and came down and stayed down at normal levels for 3 and 4 months, respectively, after transplantation. No signs of rejection were ever observed in these patients. In a 13-year-old
Nakamoto S, Poutasse EF, Kolff WJ. The Course of Renal Hypertension after Bilateral Nephrectomy and Transplantation.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:815. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-815_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):815.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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