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|Título:||Renal transplantation in patients over 60 years of age: a single‐center experience.|
|Resumo:||Transplant Proc. 2006 Jul-Aug;38(6):1885-9. Renal transplantation in patients over 60 years of age: a single-center experience. Pedroso S, Martins L, Fonseca I, Dias L, Henriques AC, Sarmento AM, Cabrita A. Nephrology and Transplant Departments, Hospital Geral de Santo António, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, 4050-011 Porto, Portugal. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract The prevalence of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) increases with advancing age. In most countries renal transplant recipients are getting older, too. Transplantation must be considered for ESRD patients older than 60 years; however, there are few data regarding outcomes in this population. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical course of recipients aged > or =60 years (n = 43) who underwent primary or repeated grafts from August 1988 to December 2004. We then compared recipient and donor characteristics as well as graft and patient survivals with recipients aged 18 to 59 years (n = 1058) who were transplanted during the same time. Donor age tended to be higher among the oldest recipient group (P < .001). Mean follow-up was significantly shorter in the group aged > or =60 years (P < .001), as our institution only recently has frequently accepted patients > or =60 years. Older recipients showed more frequent delayed graft function (P = .007), longer initial hospitalization (P = .005), and a significantly lower incidence of posttransplant acute rejection episodes (P = .015). Patient (P = .057), graft (P = .407), and death-censored graft (P = .649) survivals were not different between the two groups. Seven recipients aged > or =60 years died; the main cause of which was cardiovascular in origin. The loss of organs (n = 11) in the older patients was mainly due to death with a functioning kidney (54.5%). Our results confirm that renal transplant must be considered in selected patients older than 60 years as patient and graft survivals are similar to those of younger patients. PMID: 16908313 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE|
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