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Physical Activity in Elderly Kidney Transplant Patients with Multiple Renal Arteries

Version 1 : Received: 28 December 2019 / Approved: 29 December 2019 / Online: 29 December 2019 (11:06:25 CET)

How to cite: Calogero, A.; Sagnelli, C.; Peluso, G.; Sica, A.; Candida, M.; Campanile, S.; Minieri, G.; Incollingo, P.; Creta, M.; Pelosio, L.; Tammaro, V.; Scotti, A.; Jamshidi, A.; Caggiano, M.; Sagnelli, E.; Dodaro, C.A.; Carlomagno, N.; Santangelo, M. Physical Activity in Elderly Kidney Transplant Patients with Multiple Renal Arteries. Preprints 2019, 2019120380 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0380.v1). Calogero, A.; Sagnelli, C.; Peluso, G.; Sica, A.; Candida, M.; Campanile, S.; Minieri, G.; Incollingo, P.; Creta, M.; Pelosio, L.; Tammaro, V.; Scotti, A.; Jamshidi, A.; Caggiano, M.; Sagnelli, E.; Dodaro, C.A.; Carlomagno, N.; Santangelo, M. Physical Activity in Elderly Kidney Transplant Patients with Multiple Renal Arteries. Preprints 2019, 2019120380 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0380.v1).

Abstract

Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage disease. To expand the donor reserve, it is necessary to use marginal/sub optimal donors that provide marginal organs. We retrospectively evaluated the short and long-term outcome of elderly kidney transplantation using allografts with vascular abnormalities. Between January 1999 and December 2018, 740 transplants from cadaveric donors were performed. Thirty-four elderly patients received a kidney transplantation with vascular anatomical variants (Group 1) were compared with 34 patients who received a kidney transplantation with single renal artery (SRA) (Grroup2) pair-matched by age, dialysis age, donor age, comorbidity. All participants completed the Long Form International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) at baseline and after 4, 8, and 12 weeks after transplantation. The overall rate of surgical complications was 17.6% in Group 1 and 20.6% in Group 2, indicating that kidney with vascular anatomical variant might be successfully transplanted. Our data also emphasizes the importance of individualized physical activity in kidney transplantation with multiple arteries. Physical activity should be considered as an essential part of the medical care for renal-transplanted recipients.

Subject Areas

physical activity; kidney transplantation; elder age; vascular anomalies; marginal kidneys

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