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World J Nephrol. Jan 21, 2019; 8(1): 1-10
Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.5527/wjn.v8.i1.1
Choice of dialysis modality prior to kidney transplantation: Does it matter?
Deepika Jain, Danny B Haddad, Narender Goel
Deepika Jain, Danny B Haddad, Narender Goel, Nephrology and Internal Medicine, New Jersey Kidney Care, Jersey city, NJ 07305, United States
Danny B Haddad, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, RWJ-Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey city, NJ 07305, United States
Author contributions: All authors have contributed equally to the paper. Goel N and Haddad DB have reviewed literature over various topics discussed in this review paper.
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Corresponding author: Deepika Jain, MD, Attending Doctor, Department of Nephrology, New Jersey Kidney Care, 26 Greenville Avenue, suite 1, Jersey city, NJ 07305, United States.
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Received: September 26, 2018
Peer-review started: September 26, 2018
First decision: October 15, 2018
Revised: November 5, 2018
Accepted: January 9, 2019
Article in press: January 9, 2019
Published online: January 21, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Patients with end stage renal failure need some form of dialysis therapy as a bridge while they wait for kidney transplantation. In this paper we discuss if dialysis modality pre transplantation has any impact on transplant related outcomes.