Reassessment of the value of post-vascularization biopsy performed at renal transplantation: The effects of arteriosclerosis

H. C. Taub, S. M. Greenstein, S. E. Lerner, R. Schechner, V. A. Tellis

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Abstract

Between January 1, 1984 and December 31, 1991, 471 cadaver renal transplants were performed. We reviewed 130 transplants, which were biopsied 30 minutes to 1 hour after the establishment of renal allograft blood flow. Analysis showed a significant difference in 2-year graft survival rate between the groups with and without arteriosclerosis (71.8% versus 65.9%, p <0.05). Arteriosclerotic changes were noted more frequently in biopsies from older donors (37 versus 28 years, p < 0.005). There was also a difference in ischemic time between the groups with and without tubular degeneration (30.1 hours versus 26.7 hours, p <0.02), which did not correlate with the need for dialysis in the perioperative period (48% versus 49%, p >0.8).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume151
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

Keywords

  • arteriosclerosis
  • biopsy
  • kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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