Mortality in Kidney Transplantation


It’s a retrospective study whose aim was to evaluate the incidence and the mortality in a popula-tion including 329 patients who received first kidney transplants from a living donor in 269 cases and cadaveric donor in 60 cases at Internal Medicine A department between June 1986 and December 2003. Aetiologies of mortality in our kidney transplant recipients were determined. There were 157 males and 75 females having an average age of 30.8 years. After a period of follow-up of 5.64 years, 51 patients (21.98%) died. Aetiologies of mortality were multiple and were known in approximately 98% of cases. Infections were observed in 25 cases. Cancer was observed in 7 cases (13.72%). Patient survival was not affected by gender, donor age or cause of donor death. Infections represent the major cause of mortality in our patients even many years after kidney transplantation. The maximum of death occurred in the 8th year after kidney transplantation.

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Boubaker, K. , Mahfoudhi, M. , Battikh, A. , Kaaroud, H. , Abderrahim, E. , Abdallah, T. and Kheder, A. (2015) Mortality in Kidney Transplantation. Open Journal of Nephrology, 5, 25-28. doi: 10.4236/ojneph.2015.52003.

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