Older does not mean worse – the results of kidney transplantation in seniors

Journal Title: Postępy Nauk Medycznych - Year 2013, Vol 26, Issue 2

Abstract

<b>Introduction.</b> The prevalence of chronic kidney disease is rising with advancing age. The elderly patients are qualified to the dialysis treatment and are increasingly being considered to the kidney transplantation. They are characterized by specific co-morbidity profile, that compromise graft and patient outcome.<br><b>Material and methods.</b> A group of 64 patients aged over 65 years (mean 66.2+/-2.8) were studied during the seven year period after kidney transplantation.<br><b>Results.</b> One-year patient survival was assessed as 84.4% and graft survival 76.5%. The death-censored graft survival in the first year after transplantation was 84.4%. The two- years patient and graft survival were 84.4% and 70.3%, respectively. The main causes of death were cardio-vascular diseases and infections.<br><b>Conclusions.</b> Our results confirm that renal transplant must be considered in selected patients older than 65 years as patient and graft survivals are similar to those of younger patients. The leading problem is death-censored graft survival.

Authors and Affiliations

Joanna Stępniewska, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Marek Myślak, Barbara Dołęgowska, Magda Wiśniewska, Małgorzata Marchelek-Myśliwiec, Kazimierz Ciechanowski

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Joanna Stępniewska, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Marek Myślak, Barbara Dołęgowska, Magda Wiśniewska, Małgorzata Marchelek-Myśliwiec, Kazimierz Ciechanowski (2013). Older does not mean worse – the results of kidney transplantation in seniors. Postępy Nauk Medycznych, 26(2), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-54647