Significant Impact of Prolonged Brain Death Duration on Patient Survival after Kidney Transplantation

Annemarie Weißenbacher, Rupert Oberhuber, Sascha Weiß, Benno Cardini, Claudia Bösmüller, Stefan Schneeberger, Johann Pratschke & Robert Öllinger
Introduction: In renal transplantation, graft survival using organs from deceased kidney donors is inferior to results after living donation. However, little is known about the effect of brain death duration (BDdur) on long term outcome after kidney transplantation (KTx). Material and methods: A [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]