Risk factors and consequences of delayed graft function in deceased donor renal transplant patients receiving antithymocyte globulin induction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antilymphocyte Serum
  • Delayed Graft Function
  • Kidney Transplantation

abstract

  • In kidney transplantation with routine rATG induction, DGF was related to size and gender, donor creatinine, and immunosuppressive protocol. Despite low first-year rejection rates, DGF was associated with inferior patient survival. Importantly, patients with DGF continued to be at risk for rejection beyond the first year. Donor and recipient selection impacts short-term outcomes, and induction alone may not confer a long-term advantage without further modification of baseline therapy.

publication date

  • July 27, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/TP.0b013e31817ef190

PubMed ID

  • 18645496

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 313

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 86

number

  • 2