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Comment & Response
July 2, 2014

Kidney Donation and Risk of ESRD

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 2Department of Transplantation, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
JAMA. 2014;312(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5515

To the Editor The study by Dr Muzaale and colleagues,1 analyzing United States data, reported a slightly increased rate of ESRD in kidney donors compared with selected healthy controls. This rate, however, was lower than that reported in the general population. A similar observation was recently reported from Norway.2 Drs Gill and Tonelli3 have outlined some of the limitations of the analyses. We have additional concerns regarding the study design and conclusions.

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