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Abstract

Key Points

  • 1
    Pretransplant kidney function is an important predictor of posttransplant kidney function.
  • 2
    Chronic kidney disease is present in 20% of liver transplant recipients by 5 years.
  • 3
    Kidney function is impacted by pretransplant management of the consequences of the hepatorenal syndrome.
  • 4
    The use of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)–based immunosuppression is an important factor in the development of chronic kidney disease, and the use of mycophenolic acid– or sirolimus-based immunosuppression with reduced-dose CNI may be of benefit. (Liver Transpl 2005;11:S47–S51.)