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Kahn, J; Ram, LM; Eberhard, K; Groselj-Strele, A; Obermayer-Pietsch, B; Müller, H.
Calcification score evaluation in patients listed for renal transplantation.
Clin Transplant. 2017; 31(3): Doi: 10.1111/ctr.12888
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Kahn Judith
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Eberhard Katharina
Groselj-Strele Andrea
Müller Helmut
Obermayer-Pietsch Barbara

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Based on native CT scans of the pelvic region using a standardized calcification score, evaluation of iliac vascular calcification was performed between 2008 and 2012 prior to listing for renal transplantation in 205 patients with chronic kidney disease. Vascular calcification showed a decrease from proximal to distal. The difference between the degree of calcification in the common iliac artery and in the external iliac artery was significant (P<.001). Risk factors for total iliac vascular calcification were age, smoking, sex, underlying renal disease, and diabetes. Multivariate analysis revealed age to be the most relevant risk factor (P<.001). The duration of hemodialysis correlated significantly with total iliac vascular calcification. As the introduction of the standardized surgical evaluation protocol, no transplantation has had to be broken off and no early graft loss due to calcification has occurred. Thus, careful scoring of vascular calcification prior to transplantation may be a valuable tool to support surgical decisions and to improve patient safety and outcome in increasingly older transplant recipients. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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Female -
Follow-Up Studies -
Glomerular Filtration Rate -
Humans -
Iliac Artery - diagnostic imaging
Kidney Failure, Chronic - surgery
Kidney Function Tests -
Kidney Transplantation -
Male -
Middle Aged -
Prognosis -
Retrospective Studies -
Risk Factors -
Tomography, X-Ray Computed - methods
Transplant Recipients -
Vascular Calcification - diagnostic imaging

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calcification score
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