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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

At What GFR Are People Placed on Kidney Transplant List

2013-06-28 12:00

At What GFR Are People Placed on Kidney Transplant ListRegardless of which kidney disease you have, you must be concerned when you should take kidney transplant. Clinically, glomerular filtration function (GFR) is a test to evaluate patients’ kidney function, so quite a number of patients has asked “at what GFR are people placed on kidney transplant list” on our website.

What is the answer?

Before finding out the answer, making clear whether you are the candidate to kidney transplant is fairly necessary. Generally speaking, kidney transplant is the best treatment choice for chronic renal insufficiency, but to increase the survival rate, transplant centers choose the suitable candidate quite strictly.

Most often, patients are placed on the transplant list when their GFR drops to 20ml/min or lower, but besides GFR, age, primary kidney disease, complications and other factors are also taken into consideration. You may suggest to get rid of kidney transplant, if you have the following problems:

- Kidney disease is just a partial performance of systemic disease such as amyloidosis and generalized vasculitis.

- The patient has serious condition such as infections throughout the body, phthisis, malignant tumor, peptic ulcer, heart disease, etc.

- The patient can’t bear surgery or anesthesia.

- Too old or too young. Even though age isn’t the main indicator for kidney transplant, people from age 15 to age 55 are more suitable to do this surgery.

How to live without kidney transplant?

If your GFR is still higher than 20ml/min, preventing your kidney function from damage is the only way to avoid kidney transplant. At present, through increasing the self-curative ability of damaged kidney cells and transporting more nutrition and oxygen to these cells, your kidney function can be improved successfully. The key is to accept correct treatment. If you haven’t find such an effective treatment, many kidney experts here can give you some suggestions. Leave a message to me, or consult the online expert. Either is OK.

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