Patient and graft survival in the elderly kidney transplant recipient

What is the patient and graft survival in the elderly kidney transplant recipient?

Recipient survival is affected by allograft type.

Recipient survival at 1, 3, and 5 years from 2007 registry data are reported to be 99%, 96%, and 79%, respectively, for living donor recipients ≥65 years; 97%, 92%, and 67%, respectively, for deceased nonextended-criteria donor; and 95%, 88%, and 58%, respectively, for deceased extended-criteria donor grafts.

Registry data of 2007 also note excellent allograft survival for recipients ≥65 years after 1, 3, and 5 years with living donor allografts having better outcome with 97%, 94%, and 73%, respectively; followed by deceased nonextended criteria donor graft survival of 94%, 86%, and 60%, respectively; and 91%, 81%, and 49% for deceased extended criteria donors, respectively.

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