SymbolShort-term outcomes of renal transplant recipients receiving kidney grafts from brain-death donors

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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.

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