Influence of various living donor kidney measurements in relation to recipient body measurements on posttransplant allograft functional outcomes


Kulah E., ÖZÇELİK Ü., Isiklar I., Cevik H., Bircan H. Y., Karakayali F. Y., ...More

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol.16, no.3, pp.266-273, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.6002/ect.2015.0353
  • Journal Name: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.266-273
  • Keywords: Body mass index, Kidney allograft volume, Kidney allograft weight, Kidney function, Transplantation
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Donor kidney measurements may affect outcomes of transplanted allografts. We tested allograft and recipient measurements on kidney allograft outcomes. In this study, we compared the effects of kidney allograft volumes, which were measured using computed tomographic angiography before transplant, and allograft weight, which was measured during surgery, in relation to the recipient’s body weight and body mass index on kidney function at 6 and 12 months after transplant. Material and Methods: We included 74 patients (40 female and 34 male patients, mean age of 50.42 ± 9.75 y) in this study. Results: Intraoperative allograft weight was 182.68 ± 40.33 g (range, 104-266 g). The allograft volume measured using computed tomographic angiography scanning was 123.34 ± 24.26 mL (range, 78-181 mL). The estimated glomerular filtration rates of the recipients at 6 and 12 months after transplant correlated negatively with age and recipient body mass index but correlated positively with allograft volume/recipient body weight, allograft volume/recipient body mass index, allograft weight, allograft weight/recipient body weight, and allograft weight/recipient body mass index values, as concluded by univariate analyses. From multivariate analyses, we found variables of interest presumed to significantly affect the 12-month estimated glomerular filtration rates, including recipient age, allograft volume/recipient body weight, allograft volume/recipient body mass index, allograft weight, allograft weight/recipient body weight, and allograft weight/recipient body mass index. Conclusions: Transplanted allograft and recipient body values may be used as predictors of estimated glomerular filtration rates 6 and 12 months after transplant.