Disease in kidney donors

Invite all donors to participate in follow-up studies

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2724 (Published 18 April 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2724

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  1. William E Moody, British Heart Foundation clinical research fellow and specialist registrar in cardiology1,
  2. Charles J Ferro, consultant nephrologist and honorary senior lecturer in nephrology2,
  3. Colin D Chue, cardiology research fellow and specialist registrar in cardiology1,
  4. Nicola C Edwards, clinical lecturer in cardiology and specialist registrar in cardiology1,
  5. Richard P Steeds, consultant cardiologist and honorary senior lecturer in cardiology3,
  6. Jonathan N Townend, consultant cardiologist and honorary reader in cardiology3
  1. 1Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
  2. 2Department of Renal Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Nuffield House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. william.moody{at}nhs.net

Garg and colleagues provide new data that contribute greatly to our understanding of the long term consequences of living kidney donation.1 However, although they tried to match donors with non-donor controls, it is hard to determine whether the groups were truly comparable because information on blood pressure is lacking. …

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