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The global role of kidney transplantation Volume 8, issue 2, Avril 2012

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World Kidney Day on March 8th 2012 provides a chance to reflect on the success of kidney transplantation as a therapy for end stage renal disease (ESRD) that surpasses dialysis treatments for the quality and quantity of life and for cost effectiveness. An experimental, risky and very limited treatment option fifty years ago, is now routine clinical practice in more than 80 countries. What was limited to a few individuals in a small number of academic centers, is routinely transforming lives in most [...]