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Twenty-five-year survival of living related kidney transplants: thirty-five years' experience.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transplantation Proceedings
0041-1345
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
687–689
Identifiers
PMID: 15848502
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Over 25 years postoperatively, 41 patients died with or without a functioning graft due to complications including infections and malignancies. Therefore, the 25-year patient survival was 62.5% and 34 patients returned to hemodialysis, yielding an actual 25-year graft survival of 36/110 (32.1%). The longest surviving graft is 30 years and 2 months. The main causes of death were infectious disease and malignancy; 73% of graft loss was due to chronic rejection. Mean serum creatinine of the patient with functioning grafts over 25 years is 1.2 mg/dL; 75% of patients displayed a value under 1.5 mg/dL. The mean dosage of Az was 52.3 mg/d and PSL was 5.6 mg/d.

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