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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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RENAL DATA FROM THE ARAB WORLD Table of Contents   
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 526-530
Experience with Renal Transplantation at Al-Mouassat University Hospital, Damascus


1 Department of General Surgery, Renal Transplantation Unit, Al-Mouassat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria
2 Department of Nephrology, Renal Transplantation Unit, Al-Mouassat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria

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Mohammed Mustafa Al-Habash
Department of General Surgery, Renal Transplantation Unit, Al-Mouassat University Hospital, P.O. Box 30129, Damascus
Syria
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Between October 1985 and the end of 1998, 259 renal transplantations were performed at Al-Mouassat University Hospital in Damascus, from living related donors (LRD). The age of the patients ranged from 14 to 57 years with a mean age of 31.1 years. There were 208 (80.3%) males and 51 (19.7%) females. The follow-up ranged from 1-159 months. The immunosupression therapy was azathioprine and prednisone in 71 patients, and cyclosporine, azathioprine and prednisone in 188 patients. The one, three and five year graft survival was 98.2%, 92.1% and 85.8% respectively. The one, three and five year patient survival was 99%, 97.2% and 90.1% respectively. The ten years overall patient survival was 70.2%. The incidence of complications encountered was acceptable and similar to that reported in the literature. Our study shows that the efficacy of the overall results in our center is comparable to that published in the western world.


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