July 4, 2011

Quality of Life in Kidney Transplantation from Marginal Donors


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This cross-sectional evaluation of 70 kidney transplant recipients who received donor grafts from ‘marginal deceased donors’ (donors >55 years of age) using the SF-36 (Complete Form Health Survey) ascertained multiple domains of quality of life. They reported that perceptions of general health status among recipients of older donors were not affected by older donor age, but recipient age at transplant influenced subjective ratings of multiple domains. Further studies linking subjective elements of quality of life in recipients of older age deceased kidney donors to functional status and graft function are warranted.

Renal Transplantation

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