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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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FREIBERG, Mónica et al. Associated factors and clinical implications of post transplant renal anemia. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2013, vol.73, n.2, pp.136-140. ISSN 0025-7680.

A considerable percentage of patients exhibit anemia post kidney transplant. Its origin is multifactorial and the main causes involved depend on the post transplant period considered. We studied in a group of 134 consecutive patients the associated factors and the clinical implications of "late anemia" (6 months post transplant). Multiple regression analysis showed that post transplant oliguria and acute rejection episodes were significantly associated with anemia. Graft survival at 36 months was significantly reduced in the anemic group (83 % versus 96%, p < 0.01). No differences in patients survival or rate of cardiovascular events were observed. We concluded that anemia at 6 months post transplant is independently and significantly associated with events that reduced functioning renal mass and kidney survival.

Keywords : Renal post transplantation anemia; Delayed graft function; Graft survival.

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