Donor Smoking Negatively Affects Donor and Recipient Renal Function following Living Donor Nephrectomy

@inproceedings{Heldt2011DonorSN,
  title={Donor Smoking Negatively Affects Donor and Recipient Renal
Function following Living Donor Nephrectomy},
  author={Jonathan P. Heldt and Robert Torrey and Daniel H Han and Pedro W. Baron and Christopher F Tenggardjaja and Justin D McLarty and Tekisha U Lindler and D. Duane Baldwin},
  booktitle={Advances in urology},
  year={2011}
}
Background. While tobacco use by a renal transplant recipient has been shown to negatively affect graft and patient survival, the effect of smoking on the part of the kidney donor remains unknown. Methods. 29 smoking donors (SD) and their recipients (SD-R) as well as 71 non-smoking donors (ND) and their recipients (ND-R) were retrospectively reviewed. Preoperative demographics and perioperative variables including serum creatinine (Cr) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were calculated and… CONTINUE READING