February 12, 2010

Diabetes Mellitus: A Risk Factor for Delayed Graft Function after Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation


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This paired kidney analysis compared results of a transplantation where one recipient was diabetic and the other was not. In uni- and multivariate analyses, diabetes was associated with a significantly higher risk for DGF. The risk appeared to be greater in women rather than men. Whether the risk of diabetes is due to hyperglycemia itself or some other mechanism is
unknown.

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