2022
DOI: 10.1590/2175-8239-jbn-2021-0230
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Abstract: The growing demand for transplant kidneys requires strategies to increase organ supply and avoid long waiting periods on the list. The increase in the number of transplants from living donors involves the growth in the use of unrelated donors and paired kidney donation. Most of these transplants are performed in the USA, where they already represent, respectively, 34% and 16% of total transplants from living donors. In Latin America, and especially in Brazil, there is no collective enthusiasm for these modalit… Show more

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“…They worry that poor outcomes of KPD might adversely affect organ donation. In conclusion, Medina-Pestana et al 5 urge caution in blindly assuming that renal transplantation is superior to dialysis, especially as patients are at risk for immunosuppression and for disease transmission with organ transplantation 8 .…”
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“…They worry that poor outcomes of KPD might adversely affect organ donation. In conclusion, Medina-Pestana et al 5 urge caution in blindly assuming that renal transplantation is superior to dialysis, especially as patients are at risk for immunosuppression and for disease transmission with organ transplantation 8 .…”
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“…In spite of the growing popularity of KPD, this practice has not yet caught on in South America. In this issue of the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology, Medina-Pestana et al 5 and Bastos et al 6 debate the merits and potential pitfalls of KPD. The authors of both articles summarize the literature in the field of KPD, with Bastos et al 6 coming out strongly in favor of KPD, while Medina-Pestana et al 5 express great caution not only with KPD but also with living donation and perhaps transplantation in general.…”
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