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Non-heart-beating kidney transplantation: 6-year outcomes

Lookup NU author(s): Aliu Sanni, Colin Wilson, Hugh Wyrley-Birch, Dhakshina Vijayanand, Muhammed Gok, Bryon Jaques, David Rix, Professor Naeem Soomro, Professor Derek Manas, David Talbot

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Abstract

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).


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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

Year: 2006

Volume: 38

Issue: 10

Pages: 3396-3397

ISSN (print): 0041-1345

ISSN (electronic): 1873-2623

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.10.108

DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.10.108

Notes: Conference: 1st World Transplant Congress (WTC 2006), Boston, MA, 23-27 July 2006.


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