Journal Article

Role of the donor in post-transplant renal function.

L Dubourg, A Hadj-Aïssa, B Parchoux, M Dawahra, X Martin, L David, N Pozet and P Cochat

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Volume 13, issue 6, pages 1494-1498
Published in print June 1998 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online June 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/13.6.1494
Role of the donor in post-transplant renal function.

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BACKGROUND: The donor, i.e. adult or paediatric, might influence the outcome of the graft function. METHODS: The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 120 transplanted children (47 girls) aged 10.4+/-4.6 years (0.7-17.2) was prospectively assessed over a 5-year period. The patients were divided into two groups according to the age of donor: adult (donor age > 18 years; n=33) and paediatric (donor age < 18 years; n=87). GFR was assessed by inulin clearance at 3, 6 and 12 months and yearly thereafter. RESULTS: The average GFR was stable in the range of 70 ml/min/1.73 m2 for the whole follow-up period. The adjusted GFR in adult graft recipients was significantly higher at 3 months post-transplantation: 80.6+/-36.9 vs 65.1+/-22.0, P=0.02. However, from the second year post-transplantation, the adjusted GFR in paediatric graft recipients became significantly higher than that of adult graft recipients. Such results could be due to an improvement in the absolute GFR (ml/min) of paediatric graft recipients with time (P=0.0001) whereas that of the adult graft recipients remained stable despite the children's growth. CONCLUSIONS: The adjusted GFR of adult graft recipients was significantly higher than that of paediatric graft recipients in the early post-transplant period. In the long-term, a progressive decrease in adjusted GFR was noted in adult graft recipients. On the one hand, this may be due to a functional adaptation and/or inadequate compensatory growth of the graft. On the other hand, the absolute GFR of paediatric graft recipients increased, suggesting an ongoing capacity for growth and/or compensatory hypertrophy after child-to-child renal transplantation.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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