Management conditions during dialysis therapy influence the occurrence of complications after renal transplantation?

Haruhiko Ueda, Susumu Itoh, Haruhito Azuma, Mamoru Kusaka, Noboru Takasaki, Yoji Katsuoka

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Abstract

We investigated whether the management condition of patients during dialysis therapy has an influence on the occurrence of complications after renal transplantation. Thirty-one patients who underwent renal transplantation were investigated: thirteen received kidneys from living related donors and 18 received cadaveric transplants. The relations between weight gain ratio, cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) and blood pressure during dialysis and the rate of episodes of acute rejection or infection after renal transplantation were analyzed. The rate of acute rejection tended to be higher among patients whose CTR was less than 45% than in those whose CTR was 45% or more. There was no relation found between the rate of infection after transplantation and weight gain ratio, CTR, or blood pressure during dialysis therapy. These results suggest the possibility that the management condition of patients during dialysis therapy influences the rate of acute rejection after these patients undergo renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Nephrology
Volume38
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nephrology

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