Significance of Time-Zero Biopsy for Graft Renal Function After Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation

A. L. Lee, K. H. Huh, S. H. Lee, J. J. Lee, D. J. Joo, H. J. Jeong, M. S. Kim, S. I. Kim, Y. S. Kim

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Background Donor organ quality from deceased donors affects graft survival after kidney transplantation. This study was performed to identify clinico-histological factors that affect early graft outcome, using time-zero biopsies of deceased donors. Methods Between December 2006 and July 2011, 135 recipients of deceased donor kidneys were included, and data concerning donor and recipient-related clinical characteristics and histological findings of time-zero biopsies categorized by use of the Banff 07 scoring system were included in the analysis. Mean donor age was 44.3 ± 12.3 years. Mean terminal serum creatinine level and cold ischemic time were 1.50 ± 0.96 mg/dL and 349 ± 166 minutes. Mean follow-up time after transplantation was 37 ± 16 months, and all recipients were followed for at least 1 year. Results Global glomerulosclerosis (38.5%), tubular atrophy (37.8%), arteriolar hyaline thickening (25.9%), interstitial fibrosis (23%), vascular fibrous intimal thickening (21.5%), and interstitial inflammation (20%) were the major pathologic findings of time-zero biopsies. The majority of pathologic scores were of mild degree. Among histological findings, arteriolar hyaline thickening and interstitial fibrosis were only significantly associated with early post-transplant renal function in multivariate analyses. Conclusions Considerations of clinico-histological findings were found to be valuable for predicting early graft outcome after deceased donor kidney transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2656-2662
Number of pages7
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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