Summary of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline on the Evaluation and Care of Living Kidney Donors

Krista L. Lentine, Bertram L. Kasiske, Andrew S. Levey, Patricia L. Adams, Josefina Alberú, Mohamed A. Bakr, Lorenzo Gallon, Catherine A. Garvey, Sandeep Guleria, Philip Kam Tao Li, Dorry L. Segev, Sandra J. Taler, Kazunari Tanabe, Linda Wright, Martin G. Zeier, Michael Cheung, Amit X. Garg

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Abstract

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) engaged an evidence review team and convened a work group to produce a guideline to evaluate and manage candidates for living kidney donation. The evidence for most guideline recommendations is sparse and many "ungraded" expert consensus recommendations were made to guide the donor candidate evaluation and care before, during, and after donation. The guideline advocates for replacing decisions based on assessments of single risk factors in isolation with a comprehensive approach to risk assessment using the best available evidence. The approach to simultaneous consideration of each candidate's profile of demographic and health characteristics advances a new framework for assessing donor candidate risk and for defensible shared decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1783-1792
Number of pages10
JournalTransplantation
Volume101
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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