Transplants A Good Option For Seniors

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Renal transplantation is a good option for renal replacement therapy among patients older than 60 years, Iranian researchers report in Transplantation Proceedings (2008;40:238-239).

 

They studied the outcomes of 80 patients who were least 60 years old at the time they underwent renal transplantation. One-, three-, five-, and 10-year patient survival were 92.25%, 87.79%, 73.56%, and 64.32%, respectively, and one-, three-, five-, and 10-year death-censored graft survivals were 92.11%, 87.71%, 72.32%, and 62.12%.

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