University of Malta, Malta
Title: A renal graft transplant model for the Maltese renal patient population.
Biography: Clarissa Captur
A retrospective study of all Maltese renal transplant patients, both living and deceased donors, to date, was carried out to develop a model to shed light on factors that may effect and determine graft survival. All Maltese renal transplant patients were identified and an iSoft on all such patients was carried out to gather data including demographics, mortality, eGFR and other blood results. Various statistical methods were used to determine any statistical significance between any measured factor vs graft survival. The results of this study are of utmost importance to enable clinicians to be able to avoid or implement factors to improve graft survival since to date renal transplantation in end-stage renal disease still remains the best option of renal replacement therapy to an ever increasing number of renal transplant patients in Malta due to endemic diabetes mellitus and world-wide.