Editorial| Volume 27, ISSUE 4, P375-376, July 2007

Renal Transplantation: Introduction

      Renal transplantation has become the preferred modality for renal replacement therapy for most patients with end-stage renal disease. Registry analyses have shown an association of transplantation with a significant improvement in mortality compared with patients on dialysis awaiting a transplant. Over the past decade we have seen a tremendous improvement in 1-year acute rejection rates. Acute rejection rates just a decade ago were almost 50%, and now are 10% to 15%.
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