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Shortage of kidneys, a solvable problem? The Leuven experience. Leuven Collaborative Group for Transplantation.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical transplants
Publication Date
Pages
91–97
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PMID: 3154499
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Our 10-year experience with the LCGT indicates that close collaboration of nephrologists from peripheral centers for the long-term follow-up of transplanted patients presented no obstacles to excellent patient and graft survival rates. At the same time, "decentralization" greatly increased the motivation of collaborating centers to participate in organ procurement. In addition, the introduction of an "opting out" law provided spectacular stimulation for collaborating center participation. For the first time in many years, the number of transplants was higher than the number of new candidates registered on the waiting list.

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