Home About us Current issue Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 1032 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 493-497
Short-tem Post Renal Trasplant Follow-up at Madinah Al Munawarah

Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Bassam Bernieh
Department of Nephrology, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah Al Munawarah
Saudi Arabia
Login to access the Email id

PMID: 18212455

Rights and Permissions

We reviewed the records of the renal transplant patients followed at our hospital to determine short-term outcome and complications. Sixty-five renal transplant patients, follow­up for two years were included in this study. Of these patients 40 (61.5%) were males, 33 (50.7%) were Saudis with mean age of 37.2 ± 11.7 years. Donors were living related (LRD) in 23 (35%), living non-related (LNRD) in 27 (42%) and cadaveric (CAD) in 15 (23%). Thirty­two transplants were carried out at Medinah, 21 in India and the rest in other centers inside Saudi Arabia. Immunosuppression was based on a triple therapy (Cyclosporin, Azathioprine, and Prednisone). At two years, 52 (80%) patients were alive, with functioning graft in 31 (58%). Causes of death among 13 patients (11 LNRD & 2 CAD) were infections in 7 (54%), immediate post transplant in three (22.7%), acute myocardial infarction in two (15.7%), CVA in one (7.6%). Complications encountered were acute rejection (23 episodes) in 18 923.6%) patients, infections in 19 (25%), chronic rejection in 16 (21.5%), surgical in 13 917.1%), diabetes mellitus in 5 (6.5%) primary non-function in three (3.8%) and Kaposi Sarcoma in two (2.4%). Twenty-six (81.25%) out of 32 transplants performed in Madinah were functioning, four (12.5%) patients returned to dialysis and two (6.25%) patients died. Among the 21 transplants done in India 11 (52%) patients died, six (28.6%) returned to dialysis, and four (19.4%) had function deteriorated in all patients. We conclude that despite limitations, results of renal transplantation carried out at Madinah are encouraging on short-term basis. Live related transplant has a very good outcome, while commercial transplantation carries poor prognosis.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded305    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal