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Trends and impact on cold ischemia time and clinical outcomes using virtual crossmatch for deceased donor kidney transplantation in the United States

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(PI: CHETHAN PUTTARAJAPPA)

Trends and impact on cold ischemia time and clinical outcomes using virtual crossmatch for deceased donor kidney transplantation in the United States

Link to manuscript: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2021.04.020

This retrospective cohort study evaluated changes in virtual crossmatch use with the new (2014) kidney allocation policy and the impact of virtual crossmatch use on cold ischemia time and transplant outcomes among adult deceased donor kidney recipients in the United States (2011-2018) transplanted with either 9,632 virtual or 71,839 physical crossmatches.

Puttarajappa CM, Jorgensen D, Yabes JG, Jeong K, Zeevi A, Lunz J, Tevar AD, Molinari M, Mohan S, Hariharan S. Trends and impact on cold ischemia time and clinical outcomes using virtual crossmatch for deceased donor kidney transplantation in the United States. Kidney Int. 2021 Sep;100(3):660-671. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2021.04.020. Epub 2021 Apr 30. PMID: 33940109; PMCID: PMC8384718.

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