Renal transplantation in a noncompliant patient

Jonathan S. Bromberg, P. R. Baliga, Hamid Rabb, German Ramirez

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To the Editor: The Image in Clinical Medicine entitled “Metastatic Calcification of the Shoulder in Chronic Renal Failure” (Sept. 2 issue)1 leaves readers with the impression that a noncompliant patient who “began to take his phosphate-binding medications irregularly” was an acceptable candidate for transplantation and was therefore “referred for renal transplantation.” Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the chief relative and absolute contraindications to all types of solid-organ transplantation is demonstrated noncompliance. In an era of shrinking resources and with the shortage of available donor organs, transplantation centers have adopted policies that prevent valuable donor organs from.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 3 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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