'Very delayed' graft function in a patient after living related kidney transplantation: A case report

Delles, C., Schluter, C., Wittmann, M., Renders, L., Riess, R., Rosch, W., Schott, G., Rupprecht, H. and Kunzendorf, U. (2004) 'Very delayed' graft function in a patient after living related kidney transplantation: A case report. Transplantation Proceedings, 36(5), pp. 1377-1379. (doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2004.05.015)

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Abstract

We report the case of a patient who experienced anuric renal transplant failure for 44 days after living related kidney transplantation. Immunosuppressive and other therapies were carefully adapted to the findings of frequent renal transplant biopsies, which ultimately led to excellent graft function. Delayedgraft function (DGF) is commonly defined as the requirement for dialysis in the first week after kidney transplantation. Brain death of the donor, cold ischemic damage to the allograft, and immunosuppressive protocol play pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of DGF.1 Due to the optimal preparation of both donor and recipient and the short cold ischemia time, DGF is less frequent among living-related compared with cadaveric kidney organs.2 and 3 We report a patient with complete recovery of graft function after 44 days of anuric renal transplant failure following living related kidney transplantation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Delles, Professor Christian
Authors: Delles, C., Schluter, C., Wittmann, M., Renders, L., Riess, R., Rosch, W., Schott, G., Rupprecht, H., and Kunzendorf, U.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Transplantation Proceedings
ISSN:0041-1345

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