20 years or more of follow-up of living kidney donors.

  title={20 years or more of follow-up of living kidney donors.},
  author={J. Najarian and Blanche M. Chavers and Lois E McHugh and Arthur J. Matas},
  volume={340 8823},
The perioperative and long-term risks for living kidney donors are of concern. We have studied donors at the University of Minnesota 20 years or more (mean 23.7) after donation by comparing renal function, blood pressure, and proteinuria in donors with siblings. In 57 donors (mean age 61 [SE 1]), mean serum creatinine is 1.1 (0.01) mg/dl, blood urea nitrogen 17 (0.5) mg/dl, creatinine clearance 82 (2) ml/min, and blood pressure 134 (2)/80 (1) mm Hg. 32% of the donors are taking antihypertensive… CONTINUE READING