Characteristics and clinical outcomes of living renal donors in Hong Kong.

We report the short- and long-term clinical outcomes of individuals following living donor nephrectomy in Hong Kong. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the characteristics and clinical outcomes of all living renal donors who underwent surgery from January 1990 to December 2015 at our centre in Hong Kong. Information was obtained from hospital records and territory-wide electronic patient records. RESULTS: During the study period, 83 individuals underwent donor nephrectomy. The mean (± standard deviation) follow-up time was 12.0 ± 8.3 years, and the mean age at nephrectomy was 37.3 ± 10.0 years. A total of 44 (53.0%), four (4.8%), and 35 (42.2%) donors underwent live donor nephrectomy via an open, hand-port assisted laparoscopic, and laparoscopic approach, respectively. The overall incidence of complications was 36.6%, with most being grade 1 or 2. There were three (9.4%) grade 3a complications; all were related to open donor nephrectomy. The mean glomerular filtration rate was 96.0 ± 17.5 mL/min/1.73 m2 at baseline and significantly lower at 66.8 ± 13.5 mL/min/1.73 m2 at first annual follow-up (P
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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