A retrospective study was carried out on 81 kidney transplant patients to evaluate the effect of low preoperative serum albumin level on early graft function. Patients were divided into two groups: Group I (42 patients) with serum albumin <4 gm/dL and group II (39 patients) with serum albumin ≥4 gm/dL. Though drop in serum creatinine levels during early postoperative days was higher in group gIIh patients than in group gIh patients, it was not statistically significant, which is not in conformity with earlier published studies that showed greater fall in serum creatinine levels (and so better early graft function) in patients with higher serum albumin levels. Our results may be due to lesser number of overall patients in the study and, therefore, need to be validated with further studies involving larger number of patients.
Keywords: Chronic kidney disease, Kidney transplant, Renal allograft function, Short-term graft function.
How to cite this article: Garg K, Bose A, Aulakh GS, Kaur N, Aulakh BS, Sandhu JS. The Effect of Preoperative Albumin Levels on Early Graft Function after Kidney Transplant. MGM J Med Sci 2016;3(4):172-175.
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