Organ sharing for good HLA-A,B, and DR matching improves cadaver renal graft survival in SEOPF: retrospective and prospective studies considering delayed graft function, race, center effects, cyclosporine, and other factors.

F. Sanfilippo, W. K. Vaughn, J. W. Alexander, W. M. LeFor, B. A. Lucas, W. W. Pfaff

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1. HLA matching is associated significantly with factors including CsA use, ALS use, recipient race, prior graft loss, presensitization, preservation time and most strongly, with organ sharing. However, HLA match is not directly associated with delayed graft function. 2. By univariate and multivariate analyses, good HLA matching provides significant benefits in graft survival regardless of CsA use, organ source or other potentially confounding factors. 3. HLA-A,B, and DR matching have independent and essentially equivalent benefits on graft survival in CsA-treated patients, whereas HLA-A,B matching has a greater benefit in non-CsA-treated patients. 4. Organ sharing, per se, provides no direct detrimental effect on graft survival by univariate or multivariate analysis. 5. By multivariate and univariate analyses, shared/well-matched kidneys provide significantly better graft survival than local/poorly matched kidneys. 6. Delayed graft function is associated in a complex relationship with organ sharing, prior graft failure, presensitization, and CsA use. 7. The increased rate of delayed graft function associated with organ sharing is overcome by the benefit of good HLA matching. 8. Since April 1986, purposeful organ sharing at SEOPF centers for good HLA matching has been associated with improved graft survival, especially in patients at high risk due to presensitization or prior graft failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-223
Number of pages13
JournalClinical transplants
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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