Age and Pre-operative HbA1c levels affect renal function compensation in living kidney donors

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Objectives: About 90% of Japanese kidney transplantations are conducted from living donors, and their safety and the maintenance of their renal function are critical. This study aims to identify factors that affect the compensation of renal function in living kidney donors after donor nephrectomy. Method: In a retrospective cohort study, we reviewed data from 120 patients who underwent nephrectomy as living kidney transplant donors in our department from 2012 to 2021. Univariable and multivariable linear regression analyses were performed for donor factors affecting renal function after donor nephrectomy. Result: The multivariable linear regression model revealed that the donor's age (p = 0.025), preoperative estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) (p < 0.001), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) (p = 0.043) were independent risk factors for eGFR at six months after nephrectomy. The eGFR deterioration was more strongly associated with age in females than in males, whereas higher HbA1c values were more strongly associated with eGFR deterioration in males. Higher donor age and higher HbA1c each enhance the deterioration of eGFR six months after living donor nephrectomy. The data suggest that old age in especially female donors and preoperative higher HbA1c in male donors have a harmful impact on their renal function compensation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1322
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 04-2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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