Thyroid Function as a Predictive Factor in Outcomes of Renal Transplantation
Background - Bi-directional link between renal and thyroid dysfunctions was identified previously. The present study evaluated free triiodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4), and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration before renal transplant relative to kidney allograft function
Methods - Fifty consecutive kidney graft recipients were entered in this cohort study. FT3, FT4, and TSH were measured on the day before transplantation. Correlations between these variables and transplant kidney function and graft survival were assessed.
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