Change in live donor characteristics over the last 25 years: A single centre experience

Kaisar, Mohd O., Nicol, David L., Hawley, Carmel M., Mudge, David W., Johnson, David W., Preston, John M., Wall, Daryl R., Griffin, Anthony D., Campbell, Scott B. and Isbel, Nicole M. (2008) Change in live donor characteristics over the last 25 years: A single centre experience. Nephrology, 13 7: 646-650. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1797.2008.01039.x

Author Kaisar, Mohd O.
Nicol, David L.
Hawley, Carmel M.
Mudge, David W.
Johnson, David W.
Preston, John M.
Wall, Daryl R.
Griffin, Anthony D.
Campbell, Scott B.
Isbel, Nicole M.
Title Change in live donor characteristics over the last 25 years: A single centre experience
Journal name Nephrology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-5358
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2008.01039.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 7
Start page 646
End page 650
Total pages 5
Editor D. Harris
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
920203 Diagnostic Methods
110312 Nephrology and Urology
Abstract To what extent have the characteristics and needs of pregnant women changed over time? This cross-sectional, comparative study describes some socio-demographic, mental health and lifestyle characteristics of two samples of pregnant women assessed 30 years apart.
Formatted abstract
Aim: While deceased donor kidney transplantation rates have remained stagnant, live donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) rates have increased significantly over the last decade, and are now a major component of renal transplantation programmes worldwide. Additionally, there has been an increased utilization of more marginal donors, including donors who are obese, older and subjects with well-controlled hypertension.

A retrospective audit of all live donors at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Renal Transplantation unit was performed from 24 August 1982 to 29 May 2007 to assess any change in donor characteristics over time.

Results: There were 373 live donor operations. Over the last 25 years there has been a significant increase in the number of donors who are either older or obese. Furthermore, there is a greater proportion of spousal and emotionally related LDKT.

Conclusion: It is imperative that donors, in particular marginal donors, are followed up long-term to determine their risk of kidney and cardiovascular disease and initiation of appropriate treatment if required.
Keyword cardiovascular disease
kidney transplant
live donor
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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