The shortage of donors has severely limited the development of renal transplantation. However, brain-death donors can alleviate the problem of renal transplantation donor shortage to some extent.OBJECTIVE:
To compare the short-term outcomes of renal transplantation recipients receiving kidney grafts from brain-death and cadaveric brainstem dead donors and evaluate the safety of kidney grafts from brain-death donors.METHODS:
A total of 90 patients receiving renal transplantation were retrospectively analyzed, including 10 patients receiving kidney graft from brain-death donors and 80 with grafts from cadaveric brainstem dead donors. The operative time, bleeding volume, postoperative complications and short-term survival were compared between the two groups.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:
The operative time, bleeding volume, postoperative complications and short-term survival showed no significant differences between the two groups. The short-term outcome of recipients receiving kidney grafts from brain-death donors is similar to that of recipients receiving grafts from cadaveric brainstem dead donors, indicating the safety of clinical use of the kidney grafts from brain-death donors.