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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.
Matas AJ, Wadstrom J, Ibrahim HN. Kidney Donation and Risk of ESRD. JAMA. 2014;312(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.5515