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Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences

Medical comorbidities after renal transplantation

(2007) Medical comorbidities after renal transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings. pp. 1048-1050. ISSN 0041-1345

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Background. Despite the amount of evidence regarding the negative impact of medical comorbidities after transplantation, little attention has been directly paid to the pattern of somatic comorbidities in renal transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of medical comorbidities after kidney transplantation. Methods. In a cross-sectional study during 2006, we evaluated 119 kidney transplant recipients for somatic comorbidities by using the Ifudu comorbidity index, which evaluated the presence of 14 chronic illnesses among patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Correlations of the Ifudu score with demographic and clinical data were also studied. Results. Eighty-three (90.4) subjects had at least one medical comorbidity. The mean comorbidity score was 5.17 +/- 4.50. The most frequent comorbidities were nonischemic heart diseases including hypertension (n = 75; 63), visual disturbances (n = 42; 35.2), low back pain and spine and joint disorders (n = 30; 25.21), and musculoskeletal disorders (n = 28; 23.5). A higher comorbidity score was significantly correlated with lower economic status (P < .05), but not with age, gender, marital status, educational level, cause, or duration of end-stage renal disease. Conclusion. The prevalence of medical comorbidities among kidney transplant recipients seems to be high, with the highest prevalence due to nonischemic heart diseases, visual disturbances, and musculoskeletal disorders. This highlighted the necessity of providing posttransplant care by a multidisciplinary team of specialists.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: kidney-transplantation musculoskeletal complications disease mortality impact life Immunology Surgery Transplantation
Page Range: pp. 1048-1050
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 39
Number: 4
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ISSN: 0041-1345
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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