The number of patients suffering from kidney disorders is increasing the need for kidney transplantation. Kidneys originating from living donors (LD) show substantially better results than those originating from cadaveric donors (CD). We performed 3000 kidney transplantations between November 1973 and December 2007, including 154 from LD (5.13%). The early kidney function as measured by the delta creatinine clearance was significantly better among the LD group (P < .001). There was no significant difference in the immunologic data between the LD and the CD groups (P = .047). Four years after transplantation the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and the serum creatinine level treated to be better among the LD group with tacrolimus versus cyclosporine immunosuppression (P = .089). In the LD group, the acute rejection rate was lower with tacrolimus- versus cyclosporine based immunosuppression (P = .014).
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2010|
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