To overcome the organ shortage, the pool of donors can be expanded to include aged donors (>55 years old) or patients with diabetes and long-standing hypertension, the so-called "suboptimal donors." Our experience on medical and surgical complications in kidney recipients from such donors and their impact on the graft and patient survival rates is reported. From January 1998 to April 2003, 276 kidney transplantation were performed: 107 from suboptimal donors (group A) and 169 from optimal ones (group B). After a mean follow-up of 26.8 months (range, 1-63 months), the 1-year graft survival rate was 89.3% and 97% for groups A and B, respectively. Medical complications were observed in 18.8% of group A and 6% of group B and surgical complications in 34.5% and 20%, respectively. In conclusion, even if the complication rate is higher among the suboptimal donor group, the patient and graft survival rates appear to be only slightly affected, therefore, validating the use of marginal donors.
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|Titolo:||Medical and surgical complications after kidney transplantation from "suboptimal donors": One centre's experience|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|