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A re-evaluation of discarded deceased donor kidneys in the UK: are usable organs still being discarded?

Abstract:
Background: A significant proportion of procured deceased donor kidneys are subsequently discarded. The UK Kidney Fast-Track Scheme (KFTS) was introduced in 2012, enabling kidneys at risk of discard to be simultaneously offered to participating centres. We undertook an analysis of discarded kidneys to determine if unnecessary organ discard was still occurring since the KFTS was introduced. Methods: Between April and June 2015, senior surgeons independently ... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1097/TP.0000000000001542

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Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Transplantation Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
7
Pages:
1698–1703
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-01
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ISSN:
0041-1337
Pubs id:
pubs:652049
URN:
uri:2c35dd83-900c-4fee-9bd5-2ba2b8ff3967
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uuid:2c35dd83-900c-4fee-9bd5-2ba2b8ff3967
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pubs:652049
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7

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