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Lookup NU author(s): Aliu Sanni,
Professor Naeem Soomro,
Professor Derek Manas,
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Non-heart-beating donor kidneys (NHBD) are being used to increase the donor pool due to the scarcity of cadaveric heart beating donors (HBD). We evaluated the long-term outcomes of renal transplantation using NHBD kidneys, comparing the first 100 NHBD kidneys transplanted at our facility to the next consecutive cadaveric HBD kidneys for graft survival, recipient survival, and quality of graft function. Recipient survival (P =.22) and graft survival (P =.19) at 6 years did not differ between recipients of NHBD (83%, 80%) and HBD (89%, 87%) kidneys. Quality of graft function using the mean glomular filtration rates were significantly lower in the NHBD group up to 3 months following discharge (41 +/- 2 vs 47 +/- 2, P =.007) but were then comparable up to 6 years following transplantation (43 +/- 5 vs 46 +/- 4, P =.55).
Author(s): Sanni A, Wilson CH, Wyrley-Birch H, Vijayanand DM, Navarro A, Gok MA, Sohrabi S, Jaques BC, Rix DA, Soomro NA, Manas DM, Talbot D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Transplantation Proceedings
ISSN (print): 0041-1345
ISSN (electronic): 1873-2623
Notes: Conference: 1st World Transplant Congress (WTC 2006), Boston, MA, 23-27 July 2006.
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