From November 1985 to March 1990, 55 cadaveric kidney transplants were performed under cyclosporine therapy. All kidneys were harvested from non-heart beating donors and cold stored after being flushed with EC solution (Group I, n = 27) or UW solution (Group II, n = 28). Warm ischemic time (min) in groups I and II were 7.1 +/- 3.3 and 6.9 +/- 2.3, respectively. Cold ischemic times (hr) in groups I and II were 6.9 +/- 2.4 and 8.4 +/- 2.8, respectively. Mean numbers of days for postoperative dialysis were 14.0 +/- 7.9 in group I and 7.9 +/- 5.8 in group II (p less than 0.05). One-month creatinine (mg/dl) was 2.9 +/- 2.8 in group I and 1.75 +/- 1.0 in group II (NS). One-month graft survivals (%) in groups I and II were 81.4% and 92.8%, respectively. In conclusion, UW solution has provided beneficial effect of preservation on ischemic damaged kidney and appears to be method of choice in non-heart beating cadaveric kidney transplantation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nippon Geka Gakkai zasshi|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1991|
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