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Infections After Renal Transplantation: Diseases Pattern in Hong Kong

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 9, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2011
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Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Brief Summary:
Infections are the most feared complications developing in patient who had had kidney transplantation. The aim of this study is to document the local disease pattern among this group of patients.

Condition or disease
Kidney Transplantation Infection

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 58 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Infections After Renal Transplantation: Diseases Pattern in Hong Kong
Study Start Date : July 2006
Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Over a period of 4.5 years, between 1/1/2000 and 30/6/2005, there were totally 58 new cases in our renal transplantation clinic. 36 of them were male, 22 of them were female (Male to female ratio is 1.64:1). All were single-organ recipients. Majority of them (57/58 or 98.3%) were receiving their first renal transplantation, the only exception was a women receiving her second renal transplantation during the study period. Majority (57/48 or 98.3%) of them were cadaveric renal transplantation (CRT). One living-related renal transplantation (LDRT) had been performed in Hong Kong during the study period. Majority of the renal transplantation were performed in Mainland China (48/58 or 82.8%), whilst the remaining 10 operations (17.2%) were performed in Hong Kong.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All living-related or cadaveric renal transplantation episodes (including preemptive ones) performed in the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (HKSAR), Mainland China or overseas during the period 1/1/2000 to 30/6/2005

Exclusion Criteria:

  • multiple organ recipients, incomplete records and lost to follow-up, including those cases who have been taken over by other renal centres

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00498017

Caritas Medical Centre
Hong Kong, China
Princess Margaret Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Principal Investigator: Sze Kit Yuen, Dr Department of Medicine & Geriatrics, ICU, Caritas Medical Centre

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00498017     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KW/EX/06-044
First Posted: July 9, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases