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Older US women are less likely than men to get kidney transplants

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b98 (Published 14 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b98
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Women in the United States with end stage renal disease are just as likely as men to receive kidney transplants—but only until the age of 45. Older women and women with comorbidities are less likely to receive transplants than men of the same age or men with similar comorbidities, a new study shows, despite the fact that they have a similar or better survival benefit from a transplant.

    Dorry Segev, assistant professor of surgery and director of clinical research for transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues reported their study in the Journal …

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