Nephrectomy is the mainstay of treatment for individuals with localized kidney cancer. However, surgery can potentially result in the loss of kidney function or in kidney failure requiring dialysis/kidney transplantation. In a study recently published in AJKD, Oksana Harasemiw and colleagues developed and validated a prediction equation for kidney failure after nephrectomy for localized kidney cancer.
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To view this Original Investigation, please visit AJKD.org
Title: A Predictive Model for Kidney Failure After Nephrectomy for Localized Kidney Cancer: The Kidney Cancer Risk Equation
Author: Oksana Harasemiw, Jasmir G. Nayak, Nicholas Grubic, Thomas W. Ferguson, Manish M. Sood, Navdeep Tangri