Objective: The aim of this five-year study was to investigate the influence of BMI and obesity on post-transplant renal graft function.
Methods: This research monitored 500 patients of both sexes who had received kidney transplants. Post-transplant measurements of the recipients’ biochemical parameters, anthropometric parameters, and renal function were performed. Also applied were two methods for assessing renal function: (i) the Cockcroft-Gault formula; (ii) serum creatinine clearance.
Results: Five years after transplantation, the patients showed an increase in obesity, accompanied by a lower glomerular filtration rate. Although the Cockcroft-Gault values were mild, the GFR percentage tended to decrease from the first to the fifth year, with higher serum creatinine levels.
Conclusions: The results reflected an increase in body weight and BMI in the five years after transplantation. This led to a lower glomerular filtration rate and subsequent graft damage during this time period.
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