Renal Tubular Acidosis in Renal Transplant Patients: The Effect of Immunosuppressive Drugs


TANRISEV M., Gungor O., KOÇYİĞİT I. , KURTULMUS Y., TUGMEN C., COLAK H., ...More

ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION, vol.20, pp.85-91, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/aot.892320
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-91

Abstract

Background: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a non-anion gap metabolic acidosis and is generally mild and asymptomatic in kidney recipients. Calcineurine inhibitors (CNIs) increase the frequency of RTA but the frequency of RTA development in kidney transplant recipients receiving mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) treatment remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the frequency of RTA in kidney transplant recipients on mTORi and CNI treatment and to compare both groups.