Preemptive Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

Rajani Dinavahi, Enver Akalin

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Abstract

Kidney transplantation is the most preferred treatment for end-stage renal disease because it improves not only the patient's survival compared with dialysis, but also the quality of life. Preemptive transplantation is transplantation performed prior to the initiation of renal dialysis. Recent observational studies have shown increased patient and graft survival with preemptive transplantation, compared to patients receiving transplantation after the initiation of dialysis. Preemptive simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetic recipients has also been shown to improve patient survival. These results indicate the importance of early referral of patients who have chronic kidney disease to nephrologists and transplant centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1049
Number of pages11
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Dialysis
Medical problems
Kidney Transplantation
Diabetes Mellitus
Transplantation
Transplantation (surgical)
Transplants
Grafts
Pancreas Transplantation
Survival
Graft Survival
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Chronic Kidney Failure
Observational Studies
Renal Dialysis
Referral and Consultation
Quality of Life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry

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Preemptive Kidney Transplantation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. / Dinavahi, Rajani; Akalin, Enver.

In: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, Vol. 36, No. 4, 12.2007, p. 1039-1049.

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