Medical Practice

Renal Transplantation: An Analysis of 33 Cases

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5837.408 (Published 18 November 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:408
  1. P. R. F. Bell,
  2. J. D. Briggs,
  3. K. Kyle,
  4. Heather Dick,
  5. K. C. Calman,
  6. R. O. Quin,
  7. R. F. M. Wood,
  8. A. M. Paton,
  9. S. G. Macpherson,
  10. R. F. Deane,
  11. I. McLaughlin,
  12. D. N. H. Hamilton,
  13. D. Jackson

    Abstract

    Thirty-three patients with end-stage renal failure have had transplants over a three-year period, four patients receiving kidneys from siblings and the remainder cadaver organs. Twenty-seven kidneys survived with stable function for periods of six months to three years. Graft survival at one year was 85% and at two years 82%. One patient died and five were returned to dialysis. Complications included rejection episodes, technical problems, respiratory and wound infections, gastrointestinal disorders, and side effects of steroids.

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