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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 873-882
Prevalence and risk factors of hypertension following nephrectomy in living kidney donors

Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Sahloul Hospital, University of Medicine, Sousse, Tunisia

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Imen Abdellaoui
Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Sahloul Hospital, University of Medicine, Sousse
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.265463

PMID: 31464244

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Living donor kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for the patients with end-stage renal disease, especially where deceased donor programs are limited. There are limited data on the outcomes of living kidney donors (LKD) from developing countries, especially from North Africa. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) in LKD and to analyze its risk factors. This is a longitudinal monocentric study, and the donors who underwent nephrectomy for donation between 2006 and 2015 were included. Ninety-two donors were assessed. The mean age at the time of nephrectomy was 42.8 ± 10 years (21–68 years). The sex ratio was 0.6. At the time of donation, the median systolic blood pressure was 120 mm Hg and the median diastolic blood pressure was 70 mm Hg. HTN was noted in 4% of donors. The median follow-up duration was 26 months. Two years after donation, the prevalence of HTN was 28% in the study group (8% male and 20% female). The mean time to development of HTN was 16 months. Associations between HTN after donation and the cardiovascular family history, age >40 years, HTN, obesity, android obesity, glomerular filtration rate GFR <90 mL/min/1.73 m2, perioperative HTN, and dyslipidemia were noted. The multivariate analysis showed that obesity at the time of donation was a risk factor for HTN (odds ratio = 4.8; P = 0.04). Obese donor [body mass index (BMI) ≥30)] has higher risk of HTN after nephrectomy than nonobese donor.

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