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Renal transplantation in patients 65 years old or older.

Vivas, CA and Hickey, DP and Jordan, ML and O'Donovan, RM and Lutins, J and Shapiro, R and Starzl, TE and Hakala, TR (1992) Renal transplantation in patients 65 years old or older. The Journal of urology, 147 (4). 990 - 993. ISSN 0022-5347

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Between January 1982 and August 1989, cadaveric renal transplantation was performed in 22 patients 65 years old or older. Mean recipient age was 68 years (range 65 to 73 years). There were 17 men and 5 women. Additional risk factors included retransplantation (3 patients), high (greater than 30%) panel reactive antibody (4) and diabetes (1). All patients received cyclosporine as part of the immunosuppressive regimen. The 3-year actuarial patient and allograft survival rates were 89% and 71%, respectively. There were 6 graft losses due to chronic rejection (2 patients), renal vein thrombosis (1), myocardial infarction (1), withdrawal of immunosuppression because of sepsis (1) and primary nonfunction (1). Of the 16 patients with a functioning graft 12 currently have a serum creatinine of less than 2.0 mg./dl. These results suggest that cadaveric renal transplantation is an acceptable form of treatment for patients older than 65 years with end stage renal disease.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Vivas, CA
Hickey, DP
Jordan, ML
O'Donovan, RM
Lutins, J
Shapiro, R
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Hakala, TR
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1992
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of urology
Volume: 147
Number: 4
Page Range: 990 - 993
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)37443-8
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-5347
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062112176, Starzl CV No. 1429
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:24
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:57


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