Priority 6 from the Kidney Transplant PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What are the long-term health risks to the living kidney donor?
|Priority questions agreed on but not put in ranked order
|JLA question ID
|Not available for this PSP
Existing Randomised Controlled Trials: Geir Mjoen et al. Long-term risks for kidney donors. Kidney International (2014) 86, 162-167; doi:10.1038/ki.2013.460 ~
|Health Research Classification System category
|Renal and Urogenital
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
What are the long term implications (medical and psychological) for living donors? Are there any long-term health problems for living donors? What long term effects will I notice living with one kidney? What is the evidence base for the long term health implications of a living donor? if I give my kidney away to a stranger, will my life be affected in any way, will it shorten my life span? if I give my kidney away to a stranger, will my life be affected in any way, will it shorten my life span? What are the long term effects of having only one normal kidney? What, if any, are the long term effects of living with one kidney after donation and are there any medications which should be avoided? As a kidney donor, should I expect any permanent changes to my health or lifestyle? As a kidney donor, what would happen if I develop kidney disease e.g. could I have a transplant? What is the long term outcome, and what are the consequences for living kidney donors? What are the risks for living donors?
|Patients x 16 Clinicians x 3
|Outcomes to be measured
|Rate of renal failure, hypertension, cardiovascular events, patient survival.
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|90 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|3 February 2016