Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Session Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Halls C&D
Early hospital readmissions are common after kidney transplantation. We investigated the relationship between early hospital readmissions and clinical outcomes in a single-center retrospective study that included all adult kidney transplant patients between March, 2009 and June, 2015. The early hospital readmissions within the first 30 days were numbered and the diagnosis ascertained. Patients were grouped as None and Readmissions. Clinical outcomes and patient and death-censored graft survival were compared. Among 103 patients, 32 (31.1%) patients had once or more readmissions within 30 days. Surgical complications, electrolytes imbalance, and acute rejection were common cause of readmission. There were no differences in baseline characteristics between two groups. Patients with early readmissions had lower renal function at post-operative 3, 6, and 12 months (p = 0.002, 0.020, and 0.013). There was no difference of graft function 12 months after transplantation between None and Readmission groups. 5-year graft and patient survival also showed no difference between two groups (p = 0.424 and 0.442). In conclusion, early readmission after kidney transplantation affected lower graft function until 1 year after kidney transplantation. However, long-term effect on graft function is limited in this study.
CITATION INFORMATION: Kim I.-K, Ju M, Son S. Impact of Early Hospital Readmissions After Kidney Transplantation on Graft Function. Am J Transplant. 2016;16 (suppl 3).
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Kim I-K, Ju M, Son S. Impact of Early Hospital Readmissions After Kidney Transplantation on Graft Function. [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2016; 16 (suppl 3). http://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/impact-of-early-hospital-readmissions-after-kidney-transplantation-on-graft-function/. Accessed January 20, 2018.
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