Background/Aims: Previous studies have reported a link between the use of induction sirolimus (INDSRL) and delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation. However, none have had sufficient power to adjust for all factors known to be associated with DGF. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of US deceased donor kidney transplantation recipients in the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) from January 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001. Logistic regression analysis was used to model adjusted odds ratios (AOR) for the development of DGF, adjusted for other factors previously reported to be associated with DGF. Results: Among 8,319 patients meeting inclusion criteria, 361 patients received INDSRL, of whom 98 (27.1%) had DGF, compared to 22.5% among patients who did not receive INDSRL. In multivariate analysis, INDSRL was associated with an increased risk of DGF, with an adjusted odds ratio of 1.42 (95% CI:1.07-1.90). Other factors associated with DGF were similar to those previously reported. INDSRL was not significantly associated with graft loss at 1 year in Cox regression. Conclusions: INDSRL was independently associated with DGF in US deceased donor kidney transplantation recipients, adjusted for all other factors previously shown to be associated with DGF.
- Deceased donor kidney transplantation
- Delayed graft function