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

Search Article 
Advanced search 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 2230 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 

Year : 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 153-160
Eligibility for renal transplantation: A Moroccan interregional survey

1 Department of Nephrology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco
2 Department of Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, Fez, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Nadia Kabbali
Department of Nephrology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez
Login to access the Email id

DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.148769

PMID: 25579741

Rights and Permissions

In the treatment of end-stage renal disease, kidney transplantation (KT) is the best and most cost-effective alternative with regard to both prognosis and quality of life. To identify the proportion and the characteristics of kidney transplant candidates who can be considered eligible, a total of 2066 hemodialysis patients were investigated as part of the ARTEMIS (Attitude toward Renal Transplantation and Eligibility among dialysis patients in a Moroccan Interregional Survey) study. We investigated all patients receiving hemodialysis in the 39 centers of four Moroccan departments. The mean age was 52.9 years and the mean duration of hemodialysis was 55.3 months. Fifty-eight percent of our patients were considered eligible for KT; 18.2% had an absolute contraindication and 23.8% had one or more relative contraindications. When compared with eligible patients (n = 1200) in the univariate analysis, those ineligible were significantly older (61 years vs. 51, P < 0.0001), had no residual diuresis (59.8% vs. 49.1%, P < 0.0001), were more often diabetic (25.1% vs. 11.9%, P < 0.0001) and hypertensive (54.5% vs. 45.8%, P < 0.0001), and their median dialysis duration was longer (61 months vs. 51, P < 0.0001). In the multivariate models, eligibility remained associated with young age, less term of dialysis and residual diuresis. Adequate control of cardiovascular risk factors before dialysis and early referral for transplantation might help to improve eligibility of the renal transplant candidates.

Print this article  Email this article

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

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded338    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal