ABO-incompatible donors were accepted for 63 patients; 14 recipients MG-132 nmr (18%) of an ABO-incompatible donor kidney were distributed across 12 loops that resulted in 31 recipients being transplanted. Thus, without ABO-incompatible matching, only 49 recipients in 19 chains would have been transplanted. Conclusion: KPD using virtual
crossmatch is a valid and effective solution for patients with immunologically incompatible donors even in the context of highly sensitised recipients. HAN SEUNGYEUP1,3, KIM YAERIM1, PARK SUNGBAE1,3, KIM HYUNGTAE2,3 1Department of Internal medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine; 2Department of Surgery, Keimyung University School of Medicine; 3Keimyung University Kidney Institute Introduction: Kidney transplantation is the most effective treatment in the patients with chronic kidney disease. Recently, survival rate of allograft kidney has been
markedly increased with developed EPZ6438 immunosuppressant. According to Symphony report published in 2007 and 2009, tacrolimus/MMF showed excellent results than cyclosporin/MMF in allograft function and rejection, but only limited data exist concerning which is better in long-term clinical outcomes. We investigated long term clinical outcomes of tacrolimus/MMF versus cyclosporine/MMF for kidney transplantation recipients. Methods: We compared patient survival rate, graft survival rate, incidence of rejection and metabolic complications between two groups of patients who received immunosuppressant with tacrolimus/MMF and cyclosporin/MMF in kidney transplantation. All patients were received kidney transplantation in Keimyung university Dongsan hospital between Jan. 1997 and Dec. 2003 and followed up over 10 years. Total of 177 patients were included. Results: Among 177 patients, 116 were treated with tacrolimus/MMF, 61 patients with cyclosporin/MMF. Mean follow up duration was 122 months. There Y-27632 2HCl were no significant difference between two groups in 10 year patient survival rate (90.0% vs. 90.9%) and graft survival rate
(78.9% vs. 71.4%). The incidence rate of acute rejection were higher in cyclosporin/MMF group (23% vs. 29%), but there were no significant difference. New onset diabetes after transplantation was frequent in tacrolimus/MMF group and Cyclosporin/MMF group seemed higher rate of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Conclusion: There were no differences between tacrolimus/MMF and cyclosporin/MMF as maintenance immunosuppressant in long-term clinical outcomes of kidney transplantation. HIRANO HAJIME1, NOMI HAYAHITO1, UEHARA HIROSHI1, KOMURA KAZUMASA1, MORI TATSUHIKO2, AZUMA HARUHITO1 1Department of Urology, Osaka medical collage; 2Departtment of Nephrology, Osaka medical collage Introduction: In some small islands, there have been no facilities for renal transplants, so that the patients need to leave the island to receive the transplantation.