Ten year experience in kidney transplantation in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (1996-2006)

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INTRODUCTION: Kidney transplantation is nowadays considered the most sophisticated method of treatment of chronic terminal renal insufficiency. The advancement in surgical technique and the use of new immunosuppressive medications provide a longer survival period of both the patient and the graft. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The objective of this paper is a retrospective presentation of the ten-year monitoring of kidney transplantation in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis performed at the Military Medical Academy. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: During that period, 32 patients underwent the transplantation (18 men and 14 women of the average age of 32.48+/-2.1). The total of 34 transplantations were performed, out of which 2 were retransplantations. Patient monitoring period was 7-92 months. The immunosuppressive therapy was quadrupled in 17 (50%) patients and tripled in 17 (50%) of them. The loss of the graft in the early period following the transplantation occurred in 5 (15.6%) patients due to trombosis a. renalis, out of whom two were retransplantation cases. Registered surgical vascular complications included 5 (15.6%) bleeding, 4 (12.5%) hematomes and 6 (18.7%) lymfocells. Delayed graft function occurred in 5 (14.7%) and acute rejection in 7 (20.5%) patients while the disease reccured in 2 patients. As for the complications, rejection without the loss of graft was registered in 4 (12.5%) pts, ureter stenosis in 3 (8.82%) pts, bacterial infections in 4 (12.5%) pts and reactivation of CMV infections in 9 (26.4%) pts. Our patients are observed for the maintenance of stable medium volume of serum creatinine (which is 123.6 +/-10.2 umol/l in the early stage and 133.24+/-11.1 umol/l in the end of the monitoring period as well as the medium volume of clearence creatinine (which is 64.80+/-3.5 ml/min at the early phase of monitoring period and 69.47+/-3.3 ml/min. in the end). CONCLUSION: Our group of renal transplantation patients, undergoing peritoneal dialysis was with stable renal function registered through the monitoring period.




Rabrenović, V., Kovacević, Z., Ignjatović, L., Jovanović, D., Maksić, D., Vavić, N., & Paunić, Z. (2007). Ten year experience in kidney transplantation in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (1996-2006). Medicinski Pregled, 60 Suppl 2, 151–154. https://doi.org/10.2298/MPNS0704151S

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