Prolonged cold ischemia time (CIT) independently increases the risk of renal graft failure in patients who receive kidneys from donors younger than 50 years, according to a study of 829 kidney transplant recipients.


Overall, a CIT of 19 hours or more was associated with a 50% increased risk of death-censored graft failure compared with a CIT less than 19 hours, researchers reported in Transplant International (online ahead of print).

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