Kidney transplantation in Jerusalem, 1972-89

M. M. Friedlaender*, M. Avitzor, A. Ayalon, Y. Berlatzki, C. Brautbar, D. Darmon, A. Durst, A. Eid, H. Freund, U. Freund, S. Goldman, L. Gordon, Z. Katzir, M. Krausz, A. Moskovici, R. Pfefferman, M. Popovtzer, D. Rubinger, E. Shifrin

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The results of a small transplant program over 18 years are presented. Two hundred and fifty-six transplantations including 36 living donor transplants were performed in 203 patients. Graft survival at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years without and with cyclosporin A treatment was 57%, 49%, 44%, 38%, and 71%, 69%, 58%, -% (respectively). Patient survival was 83%, 67%, 62%, 54%, and 92%, 90%, 68%, -% (respectively). Recent results with cyclosporin A treatment have shown further improvement. Analysis using the COX model shows that age under 30 years, lack of systemic disease, and the use of cyclosporin A and living donors all improved patient survival. More than 10- and 5-year survival was achieved in 78 and 103 patients, respectively, of whom 53 and 81 have good graft function. Local transplant policy and patient material are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Cadaver donors
  • Cyclosporin A
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Living donors


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