Severe intellectual disability does not preclude renal transplantation

Severe intellectual disability does not preclude renal transplantation

Author Galante, Nelson Z. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dib, Gustavo A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Medina-Pestana, Jose O. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background. Intellectual disability (ID) in patients with chronic kidney disease is a relative contraindication for kidney transplantation.Methods. We analysed a retrospective cohort of 16 recipients of kidney transplantation with ID and 83 controls.Results. Graft survival at 5 years was similar between patients (81.2%) and controls (80.2%), P = 0.9. Patient survival at 5 years was lower among patients (81.2% versus 94.4%, P < 0.05). Patients had more infection episodes, but no risk factors were identified.Conclusion. Although recipients with ID have lower long-term patient survival, the equivalent graft survival rates support the indication of renal transplantation in such disability.
Keywords cohort studies
graft rejection
survival analysis
kidney transplantation
logistic models
Language English
Date 2010-08-01
Published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press, v. 25, n. 8, p. 2753-2757, 2010.
ISSN 0931-0509 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Oxford Univ Press
Extent 2753-2757
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000281483300057

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