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June 18, 1982

Results and Expectations of Renal Transplantation

Author Affiliations

Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, DC

JAMA. 1982;247(23):3187. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320480015015

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To the Editor.—  I am writing in reference to the recent article entitled "Current Results and Expectations of Renal Transplantation" (1981;246: 1330), which reported the results of renal transplantation at large transplant centers. At Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, we analyzed our data from a smaller transplant experience and would like to report that the results and expectations of renal transplantation from at least one smaller center show similar results in comparison with those reported from the larger centers. Follow-up of all 88 patients receiving transplants from October 1976 to October 1980 was 100% (Tables 1 through 3).In conclusion, analysis of our experience confirms the data presented in the article and may signify that the general experience with renal transplantation has improved notably.