Research Article

Survival in 200 patients treated by haemodialysis and renal transplantation.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6058.409 (Published 12 February 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:409
  1. F Z Henari,
  2. P E Gower,
  3. J R Curtis,
  4. J B Eastwood,
  5. M E Phillips,
  6. M L Greatbatch,
  7. G B Williams,
  8. E M Gordon,
  9. P J Boyd,
  10. R K Stubbs,
  11. H E de Wardener

    Abstract

    The survival rates in 200 patients with terminal renal failure treated by maintenance haemodialysis and renal transplantation were analysed. The overall survival rate (+/- SE) was 81-4 +/- 3% at two years, 68-4 +/- 4% at five years, and 60-8 +/- 4-8% at eight years. Survival was inversely related to age: in those aged 15-34 years overall survival was 89-7 +/- 3-7% at two years, 87-8 +/- 4-1% at five years, and 83-9 +/- 5-5% at eight years. Eighty per cent of the surviving patients were able to work full time. The survival rate in patients returned to dialysis after graft rejection was 87-5% +/- 8-3 at three years.