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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 179-183

Graft function and outcomes of deceased donor kidney transplant patients in a tertiary care center

Department of Nephrology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. M Edwin Fernando
Plot 1623, 9th Main Road, Ram Nagar South Extension, Madipakkam, Chennai - 600 091, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_70_18

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Introduction: In India, deceased donor kidney transplantation accounts for less than 1% of total kidney transplants that are performed each year. Objectives: To assess the outcomes of deceased donor kidney transplantation. Methodology: We retrospectively reviewed deceased donor kidney transplantation in our centre from January 1996 to March 2016. All recipients were followed to the point of graft loss or death. Results were analysed in terms of age of donor and recipient, graft ischemia time, graft function,discharge serum creatinine, any rise in serum creatinine during follow up, post transplant complications, graft and recipient survival. Results: A total of 105 kidney transplant recipients including 81 men (77.14%) and 24 women (22.85%) were included in our analysis. The one year recipient survival rate was 75.8% and one year graft survival was 89.58%. The graft rejection rates were 18% in our centre and the mortality rate was 27.6%. Conclusions: By minimizing ischemia times, using better perfusion techniques and optimized immuno suppresion deceased donor transplant outcomes can be improved.

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