Multiple Renal Arteries in Kidney Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Marcel Zorgdrager, Christina Krikke, Sybrand H. Hofker, Henri G. D. Leuvenink, Robert A. Pol*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Background: The use of grafts with multiple renal arteries (MRA) in renal transplantation has not been clearly established.

Material/Methods: A systematic literature review used predefined terms to search PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library for all studies since 1985 that included more than 50 MRA grafts. A total of 23 studies, comprising a total of 18,289 patients, were eligible to be included in the meta-analysis.

Results: Patients who received an MRA graft compared to single renal artery (SRA) grafts showed significantly higher complication rates (13.8% vs. 11.0%, OR 1.393, p

Conclusions: MRA grafts were associated with a higher risk of complication and delayed graft function but had comparable long-term outcomes for graft and patient survival.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)469-478
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftAnnals of transplantation
StatusPublished - 29-jul-2016

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