Prolonged ischemic time, delayed graft function and graft and patient outcomes in live donor kidney transplant recipients
from American Journal of Transplantation (login required)
From May 16:
The association between prolonged cold ischemic time (CIT) and graft and patient outcomes in live donor kidney transplant recipients remains unclear. The aims of this study were to examine the association of CIT with delayed graft function and graft loss in live donor kidney transplant recipients and those who participated in the Australian Paired Kidney Exchange program using data from the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) registry. Of 3717 live donor transplant recipients between 1997 and 2012 who were followed for a median of 6.6 years (25 977 person-years), 224 (25 percent) experienced CIT >4-8 h. Donor age was an effect modifier between CIT and graft outcomes.
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