Semin Liver Dis 2021; 41(03): 308-320
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729969
Review Article

Current and Evolving Indications for Simultaneous Liver Kidney Transplantation

Kathy M. Nilles
1  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
,
Josh Levitsky
2  Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
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Abstract

This review will discuss the etiologies of kidney disease in liver transplant candidates, provide a historical background of the prior evolution of simultaneous liver–kidney (SLK) transplant indications, discuss the current indications for SLK including Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network policies and Model for End Stage Liver Disease exception points, as well as provide an overview of the safety net kidney transplant policy. Finally, the authors explore unanswered questions and future research needed in SLK transplantation.



Publication History

Publication Date:
15 June 2021 (online)

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