Transplant Outcomes Not Worse in Diabetics

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MILAN—Diabetics who receive a renal transplant have clinical outcomes comparable to those of nondiabetics, data suggest.

Young Ki Son, MD, and colleagues at Bong Seng Memorial Hospital in Pusan, Republic of Korea, studied 425 renal transplant recipients, of whom 70 were diabetic and 355 were not.

Allograft survival rates at five and 10 years were 100% and 79%, respectively, for diabetics and 98% and 75% for nondiabetics, according to findings presented here at the World Congress of Nephrology.

Patient survival rates at five and 10 years were 100% and 91%, respectively, among the diabetics and 99% and 91% among the nondiabetics, respectively. None of the differences between the groups was statistically significant.

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