International registry review shows advantage in outcomes for US transplant recipients drops after first year
While kidney transplant recipients in the United States initially have better outcomes compared to patients in other countries, registry data show that advantage disappears after the first year, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The authors of the paper, led by Robert M. Merion, MD, of the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, said some of those diminishing outcomes — the authors of the study estimate U.S. patients had a 25% greater risk of graft failure after the first year — may be due to how those transplant patients are managed.
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