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Poggio ED. How low are you able to go? Assessing GFR in dwelling kidney donor candidates. Introduced at: American Transplant Congress; June 4 – June 9, 2021. (digital assembly).
Poggio reviews consulting for and collaborating within the advisory board for CareDx.
Contending there are limitations to making use of transplant tips offered by Kidney Illness: Bettering International Outcomes, a speaker highlighted a number of elements to think about when assessing threat for GFR decline in potential donors.
“The KDIGO framework makes use of three elements for deciding whether or not to simply accept or decline a donation [based on the risk posed to the donor],” Emilio D. Poggio, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, advised the viewers on the digital American Transplant Congress. “These embody donor elements, demographic elements, and a calculation of threat that’s related to the event of [end-stage kidney disease] ESKD within the lifetime of a topic who doesn’t donate a kidney.”
The sensible challenges to making use of these tips, in response to Poggio, embody the next:
- calculation of ESKD threat previous to donation doesn’t account for non-measurable threat elements and should not precisely predict threat after donation;
- vary of GFR ranges for acceptable donors is vast (between 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 90 mL/min/1.73 m2); and
- age and gender aren’t thought of when figuring out “regular” GFR.
Right here, Poggio requested: “The query is, ‘What are regular GFR ranges in kidney donors? Why can’t we use the identical cutoffs for all donors?’”
Poggio emphasised that the identical GFR cutoffs can’t be used for all potential donors as a result of GFR has totally different implications for folks based mostly on age.
“This is a crucial idea as a result of a GFR of 90 [mL/min/1.73 m2] may not be the identical for a youthful donor vs. an older donor,” he mentioned.
Age, in response to Poggio, performs an enormous position in decrease GFR and higher GFR decline after donation, with research findings suggesting youthful donor age is related to higher GFR after donation (even after 40 years).
As well as, analysis reveals a household historical past of ESKD predicts these at higher threat for GFR decline following kidney donation.
“GFR drops extra for many who have household historical past of ESKD, which can also be extremely associated to age,” Poggio defined. “The older we’re, the much less seemingly we’ll recuperate kidney perform and the extra pronounced the drop is that if there’s a historical past of kidney illness.”
Different elements related to a decrease GFR after donation embody new onset diabetes, hypertension and proteinuria; male gender, historical past of hypertension and better BMI are related to higher GFR decline.
Poggio mentioned it’s troublesome to acquire a exact GFR measurement throughout threat evaluation that can result in correct predictions of future GFR decline. He steered that each one clinically accessible strategies (equivalent to iothalamate GFR, creatinine clearance, serum creatinine and cystatin C) be utilized together with one another and with the recognized elements.
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