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Machine perfusion or cold storage in deceased-donor kidney transplantation.

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BACKGROUND: Static cold storage is generally used to preserve kidney allografts from deceased donors. Hypothermic machine perfusion may improve outcomes after transplantation, but few sufficiently powered prospective studies have addressed this possibility. METHODS: In this international randomized, controlled trial, we randomly assigned one kidney from 336 consecutive deceased donors to machine perfusion and the other to cold storage. All 672 recipients were followed for 1 year. The primary...

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10.1056/nejmoa0802289

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Maathuis, MH More by this author
Treckmann, J More by this author
van Gelder, F More by this author
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
360
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-19
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:a1f5448d-94b8-4724-aa11-701349937ce5
Source identifiers:
190749
Local pid:
pubs:190749

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