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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 174-178
A two-year retrospective analysis of renal transplant patients in Sri Lanka

1 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 Western Infirmary, Colombo 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Correspondence Address:
Senaka Rajapakse
Professor in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo
Sri Lanka
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This retrospective analytical study aimed at making a database of patients who underwent renal transplant from 31 December 2004 to 31 December 2006 under the Faculty of Medicine renal transplant program. The objective was to build a profile of renal transplant patients with focus on post KT infections and complications of renal transplants. An interviewer administered questionnaire was used. A total of 72 patients were studied; 18 (25%) had died by February 2007. Forty-three patients (58.3%) were interviewed in person, 17 were interviewed over the phone and 12 patients could not be contacted. Of those who were interviewed, 28 (38.9%) were on azathioprine, prednisolone and cyclosporine, while 15 (20.8%) were on predni­solone, cyclosporin and mycophenolate mofetil. Four patients had symptomatic cytomegalovirus infection and five had tuberculosis post transplant. Of all infections, the most commonly reported was urinary tract infection (11 cases). Thirty-three (45.8 %) had received induction therapy with either basiliximab (n = 8) or daclizumab (n = 25). Acute rejection was the most commonly en­countered complication, with nine cases (12.5%) being reported over the study period. Of late complications, most were due to immunosuppression. Overall, the 2-year survival was 75%. There was no significant difference between the centers of transplant.

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