Predictive Factors of Immediate Graft Function for Living-donor Kidney Transplant

Abstract: Favorable outcome of kidney transplantation is particularly expected in the case of living donation. Satisfactory result can be referred as immediate graft function, defined by fast postoperative recovery of renal function with satisfactory diuresis and no further need for dialysis. Prospective analysis of 40 living-donor renal transplants was performed to assess whether there are any predictive factor of immediate graft function. Patients were compared in two groups in accordance with their initial graft function (immediate vs. slow or delayed). Clinical data relevant to the recipients, their donors and harvested organs (kidney weight and dimension) were assessed. No statistically significant differences were found between the groups. Further long-sampled studies are required to investigate the predictors of successful outcome of living-donor kidney transplantation.

Authors:
Magdalena Kwapisz, Rafal Kieszek, Kalina Jedrzejko, Monika Bieniasz, Andrzej Chmura, Artur Kwiatkowski

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