[automatically translated] Introduction The limited availability of organs, and the increase in the number of patients has led to the use of transplantable grafts from older donors or marginal. The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of patients who underwent kidney transplantation from elderly or marginal donors. Methods Between January 1996 and September 2007, we performed 137 kidney transplants. 39 from marginal donors (group A) and 98 to ideal donors (group B). After a 18-month follow-up, we analyzed the results obtained in terms of medical and surgical complications and graft survival. Results Data analysis has shown in group A the rate of medical and surgical complications by 22% and 5% and in group B 7% and 4%. The mean time of ischemia and the average age of marginal donors were higher in group A than in group B. No differences emerged in terms of graft survival. Conclusions Our results suggest that with proper strategy and a careful selection of patients, the use of marginal kidneys is a safe practice and can bridge the gap between supply and demand for organs.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|