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Diabetic donors as a source of non-heart-beating renal transplants

Lookup NU author(s): Abouzar Sohrabi, Aliu Sanni, Hugh Wyrley-Birch, David Rix, Professor Derek Manas, David Talbot


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Due to the organ shortage, many renal transplantation centers attempt to increase the donor pool by using non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs). These kidneys are generally regarded as "marginal" grafts. Many centers do not consider transplantation from an NHBD with a history of diabetes as it is a more suboptimal donor. We began our NHBD program in 1998 and have performed 5 renal transplants from diabetic NHBDs. Viability testing identified kidneys suitable for single or dual transplantation. Although kidneys from brain stem dead donors with diabetes have been used successfully, our data suggested that kidneys from diabetic NHBDs can also be used although we still need long-term results.

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Author(s): Sohrabi S, Navarro A, Wilson C, Sanni A, Wyrley-Birch H, Anand V, Reddy M, Rix D, Jacques B, Manas D, Talbot D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 1st World Transplant Congress (WTC 2006)

Year of Conference: 2006

Pages: 3402-3403

ISSN: 0041-1345

Publisher: Transplantation Proceedings: Elsevier

URL: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.10.079

DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.10.079

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