Long-term Outcome of Living Donors Older Than 60 Years

L. Berardinelli, E. Pozzoli, C. Beretta, D. Consonni, M. Carini, G. Rossini, M. Scalamogna

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Long-term outcomes of renal transplantation using kidneys from donors >60 years old are generally considered to be poor. This retrospective study included 265 living donor (LD) transplants in adult recipients with a mean follow-up of 13.1 ± 6.1 years (range, 1.3-25.8), all of them under CNI. They were grouped according to the donor age at least (n = 49) or less (n = 216) than 60 years. Graft and patient survivals were compared using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox multiple regression. At 1, 3, and 10 years, postoperatively patient survivals in the group of older LD recipients were 97%, 96%, and 93%, versus 98%, 97% and 92% among the younger LD recipients. At 1, 3 and 10 years, postoperatively graft survivals uncensored for death were 94%, 92%, and 81% among the older LD recipients versus 93%, 89%, 75% among the control group, respectively, despite a slightly increased creatininemia observed at 10 years among the older LD recipients. Deaths censored graft survivals were 96%, 96%, and 87% among the older versus 94%, 91% and 78% among the younger LD recipients, respectively. Therefore, significantly better noncensored death-censored graft survivals, were observed among the recipients of older LD compared with recipients of the younger donor group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1113
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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