Does a Predialysis Education Program Increase the Number of Pre-emptive Renal Transplantations?

ÇANKAYA E. , ÇETİNKAYA R., KELEŞ M. S. , GÜLCAN E., UYANIK A. , Kisaoglu A. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.45, no.3, pp.887-889, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.02.075
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-889


Objectives. Renal transplantation (RT) is the most appropriate form of treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Pre-emptive RT decreases the rates of delayed graft function and acute rejection episodes, increasing patient and graft survival, while reducing costs and complications associated with dialysis. In this study, we investigated the relationship between a predialysis education program (PDEP) for patients and their relatives and pre-emptive RT.