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What is the long-term outlook after a kidney transplantation?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good

Kidney transplantation is generally accepted as the best choice to replace kidney function.
Transplantation from a living related donor generally lasts longer than from a deceased donor.You have to take medications to suppress your immune system from rejecting the kidney.

In brief: Good

Kidney transplantation is generally accepted as the best choice to replace kidney function.
Transplantation from a living related donor generally lasts longer than from a deceased donor.You have to take medications to suppress your immune system from rejecting the kidney.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Better than dialysis

Txp kidneys have intrinsic quality that varies from excellent (live donor kidneys) to barely acceptable (kidneys from older deceased donor kidneys).
To prolong function, protect it with well controlled blood pressure, glucose, and weight. Anti-rejection meds must be taken consistently. In these circumstances, 1/2 of live donor kidneys last 15 yrs. 1/2 of deceased donor kidneys last 10 yrs.

In brief: Better than dialysis

Txp kidneys have intrinsic quality that varies from excellent (live donor kidneys) to barely acceptable (kidneys from older deceased donor kidneys).
To prolong function, protect it with well controlled blood pressure, glucose, and weight. Anti-rejection meds must be taken consistently. In these circumstances, 1/2 of live donor kidneys last 15 yrs. 1/2 of deceased donor kidneys last 10 yrs.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. W. James Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Mostly positive

A lot depends on the type of kidney transplant one receives.
A deceased donor kidney tends to last approximately 7-10 years whereas a living donor kidney lasts about 15-20+ years assuming that the recipient does everything right. Transplant recipients do have a high risk of cardiovascular disease and need to minimize risk factors for CVD.

In brief: Mostly positive

A lot depends on the type of kidney transplant one receives.
A deceased donor kidney tends to last approximately 7-10 years whereas a living donor kidney lasts about 15-20+ years assuming that the recipient does everything right. Transplant recipients do have a high risk of cardiovascular disease and need to minimize risk factors for CVD.
Dr. W. James Chon
Dr. W. James Chon
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