Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

ARTICLE
Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153--156

Renal Transplantation at the Jeddah Kidney Center


Faissal A.M Shaheen, Iftikhar Ahmed Sheikh, Abdullah Fallatah, Ahmed Bayoomi Shehab, Lubna Al-Menawy, Abdullah Awad, Nabeel Nezamuddin 
 Jeddah Kidney Center, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Faissal A.M Shaheen
Director & Consultant Nephrologist, Jeddah Kidney Center, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

Renal transplantation is the optimal treatment for patients with end-stage renal failure. During the period 1991 to 1995, a total of 279 renal transplantations were performed at the Jeddah Kidney Center. They included 115 kidneys from cadaveric donors and 164 living related donor transplants. There were 160 males and 119 females; age of the patients ranged between 4 and 45 years. During the follow-up period, 32 grafts were lost and 26 patients died. The overall 5-year graft and patient survival rates were 79.2% and 90.7% respectively. Sepsis and pulmonary embolism constituted the common causes of death.


How to cite this article:
Shaheen FA, Sheikh IA, Fallatah A, Shehab AB, Al-Menawy L, Awad A, Nezamuddin N. Renal Transplantation at the Jeddah Kidney Center.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 1996;7:153-156


How to cite this URL:
Shaheen FA, Sheikh IA, Fallatah A, Shehab AB, Al-Menawy L, Awad A, Nezamuddin N. Renal Transplantation at the Jeddah Kidney Center. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Apr 5 ];7:153-156
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