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Kidney transplantation and the ageing immune system.
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PMID:  23147756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The world population is rapidly growing and ageing at a pace that is projected to continue for at least three decades. This shift towards an older populace has invariably increased the number of individuals with diseases related to ageing, such as chronic kidney disease. The increase in chronic kidney disease is associated with a growing number of elderly patients receiving kidney transplants. Understanding how the immune system changes with increasing age will help to define the risks of rejection and infection in the elderly population and will focus attention on the need for individualized immunosuppression for patients in this age group. This Review addresses what is currently known about ageing and the immune system, highlighting age-related changes that affect the outcome of transplantation in elderly individuals. The need for new strategies to improve outcomes in this growing population of elderly renal transplant recipients is also emphasized.
Dianne McKay; Julie Jameson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-507X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Rev Nephrol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101500081     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, University of California San Diego, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA.
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