Graft and Patient Survival in Kidney Transplant Recipients Over the Age of Sixty-Five


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Yilmaz G., Ozdemir E., Yildar M., Karayagiz H., BERBER İ. , ÇAKIR Ü.

CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.14, no.1, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.20913
  • Title of Journal : CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Keywords: chronic kidney disease (ckd), mortality, kidney transplantation, graft survey, geriatrics, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, RENAL-TRANSPLANTATION, DIALYSIS, HEMODIALYSIS, MORTALITY, FRAILTY, ADULTS, RISK

Abstract

Introduction: Elderly patients have increased morbidity and mortality compared to younger patients due to existing comorbid diseases and chronic immunosuppression. Therefore, the option of kidney transplantation for renal replacement therapy in elderly patients is still being controversial. Our aim in this study was to evaluate graft function, graft and patient survival, and associated factors in kidney transplant recipients over 65 years of age, at 11 years of follow-up.