Kidney Week 2011 Transplantation

Depressive Symptoms after Kidney Transplantation Are Associated with Decreased Survival

In a study presented at Kidney Week of 527 renal transplant recipients who had a median follow-up of seven years, researchers Dorien M. Zelle, MD, and colleagues at the University Medical Center Groningen in Groningen, the Netherlands, demonstrated that subjects who experienced depression following transplantation had an increased risk of death.

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