How Well Do Pre- and Peritransplant Variables Predict the Long-term Results of Kidney Transplantation?
Foucher Y, Daguin P, Kessler M, Ladriere M, Legendre C,Kreis H, Durand D, Laveyssiere L, Mourad G, Garrigue V, Soulillou JP, Giral M.
Clinical Transplants 2008, Chapter 10
In organ transplantation, several clinical risk factors that are available before or immediately following the time of surgery have been shown to affect long-term transplant outcomes. We examined their ability to predict long-term survival accurately using a novel statistical method and data from the DonnÃ©es Informatisees et ValidÃ©es en Transplantation on 3,227 kidney transplant recipients between 1996-2006 at 5 French transplant centers. The results clearly illustrate that the correlation of these parameters with survival is not sufficient to constitute a prognostic marker. In kidney transplantation, classical pre- and peritransplant clinical risk factors of graft loss are poor predictive markers for medical decision-making.