Clinical factors which influence the long-term survival of kidney allografts donated from haploidentical donors
All patients with renal transplants are very much concerned about their chance of long-term graft function. Chronic rejection is the most common cause of decline in function and graft failure, and after the first post-transplant year, 3–4% of recipients lose their graft every year . However, the cause, time of onset and mechanism of decline in graft function are not clear. Also unclear is whether clinical and laboratory parameters may predict patients who are at risk of developing chronic rejection. The aim of this study was to find the marker which may determine long-term graft survival in the azathioprine era and in the cyclosporine era.
Key wordsKidney transplantation Living donors Long-term survival
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