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Factors Affecting the Long-Term Survival of Kidney Transplanta-tion in Northeastern of Iran between 2000 and 2015

Abstract

Background: Graft and patient survival are of great importance after transplantation. This study aimed to determine the long-term survival rate of kidney transplantation and its effective factors among transplanted patients in Mashhad transplantation centers in northeastern Iran.

Methods: Overall, 618 kidney transplant recipients were examined in different transplantation centers during the years from 2000 to 2015 in a historical cohort study. The Kaplan-Meier method and the Log-rank test were used to calculate the survival rate of the kidney transplant, and to check the difference between survival curves respectively. Modeling of effective factors in survival rate was performed using Cox regression model.

Results: Overall, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 15-year survival rate of kidney transplantation were 99%, 98%, 97%, 93%, 88 and 70% respectively. The adjusted hazard ratio indicated that variables such as recipient age >40 yr [HR=0.22, 95% CI=(0.071,0.691)], serum creatinine after transplantation >1.6 Mg/dl [HR=3.03, 95% CI=(1.284,7.125)], history of hypertension [HR=6.70, 95% CI=(2.746,16.348)], and BMI [HR (normal weight versus underweight)=0.26, 95% CI=(0.088,0.761), HR (over weight versus underweight)=0.13,95% CI=(0.038,0.442)] were significant factors on kidney transplant survival rate.

Conclusion: The short-term transplant survival rate was good in transplant patients. What's more, through a consideration of variables such as age, creatinine serum after transplantation, history hypertension and body mass index, as well as proper planning to control their effect, it is possible to improve the long-term graft survival rate.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i10.7508
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Kidney transplantation Graft survival Proportional hazards models Kidney failure Chronic; Survival rate

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Alimi R, Hami M, Afzalaghaee M, Nazemian F, Mahmoodi M, Yaseri M, Zeraati H. Factors Affecting the Long-Term Survival of Kidney Transplanta-tion in Northeastern of Iran between 2000 and 2015. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(10):2076-2084.