Graft and Patient Survival in Kidney Transplant Recipients Over the Age of Sixty-Five

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2022-01-01
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Yilmaz, Gulay
Ozdemir, Ebru
Yildar, Murat
Karayagiz, Hamit
Berber, Ibrahim
Cakir, Ulkem
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CUREUS INC
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CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
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Introduction: Elderly patients have increased morbidity and mortality compared to younger patients due to existing comorbid diseases and chronic immunosuppression. Therefore, the option of kidney transplantation for renal replacement therapy in elderly patients is still being controversial. Our aim in this study was to evaluate graft function, graft and patient survival, and associated factors in kidney transplant recipients over 65 years of age, at 11 years of follow-up. Methods: The study included 53 patients aged 65-76 years, out of a total of 1319 patients who underwent live kidney transplantation in the Organ Transplant Center of Acibadem International Hospital between October 2010 and July 2021. Demographic characteristics and creatinine values were recorded. Graft survival rates and patient survival rates at one, three, and five years were analyzed. Results: Fifty-three patients, 14 female, 39 male, aged 65-76 years were included in the study. The follow-up period of the patients was 7-125 months. During the follow-up, 20 patients died. Graft loss occurred in two of 20 patients who died, and 18 patients died with working grafts. Graft loss developed in two of the 33 surviving patients. In the whole group, one-, three-, and five-year patient survival rates were 94\%, 81\%, and 76\%, respectively. Conclusion: These results emphasize that kidney transplantation is a viable treatment option in elderly patients who have been well evaluated before kidney transplantation.
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chronic kidney disease (ckd), mortality, kidney transplantation, graft survey, geriatrics
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