Nephrectomy ‐induced reduced renal function and the health‐related quality of life of living kidney donors

Abstract ObjectiveTo evaluate the health impact of nephrectomy on living kidney donors (LKDs) by comparing the health‐related quality of life (HrQOL) scores measured by Short Form‐36 (SF36) between those with and without postdonation renal function impairment (PRFI). MethodsEighty‐two LKDs (47 females, mean age=50.2±11.2 years) were prospectively recruited to participate in a SF‐36 HrQOL survey. Chart review, individual baseline, and postoperative renal function (eGFR) was determined using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease formula. PRFI was defined as eGFR
Source: Clinical Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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