Comparison between retransplantation of kidney and chronic dialysis
Treatment of end stage renal failure (ESRF) is achieved either by chronic dialysis (haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or by renal transplantation (RTx). The advantages of RTx over dialysis include lower mortality (annual death rate about 1% for transplanted patients, compared with 14% for dialysed patients in year 1995 for France) , better long-term rehabilitation of patients, regular improved graft survival (we can expect about 60% at 10 years under triple therapy) and lower cost (on a 10 year basis, the cost of transplantation is 5.5 times less than the cost of hospital dialysis). All these previous demonstrations were made with global data including 85–90% of first grafts.
KeywordsPeritoneal Dialysis Renal Replacement Therapy Triple Therapy Graft Failure Interval Time
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