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ISRN Nephrology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 292305, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/292305
Research Article

The Utility of Serial Allograft Biopsies during Delayed Graft Function in Renal Transplantation under Current Immunosuppressive Regimens

1Division of Nephrology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Division of Nephrology and Transplantation Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, CFP-502, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 9 January 2014; Accepted 27 January 2014; Published 5 March 2014

Academic Editors: P. V. Hauser and M. Hueso

Copyright © 2014 Hilana H. Hatoum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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