Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Original Article

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Renal Transplant Recipients


Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nefroloji Bilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye


Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Üroloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2012; 21: 267-272
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2012.1003.12
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the frequency and risk factors of osteoporosis in patients who had undergone renal transplantation in our clinic and had a functional graft.

MATERIAL and METHODS: This study included 92 patients who had undergone renal transplantation between 1997 and 2010 and whose bone mineral density was measured after transplantation.

RESULTS: Our study included 92 patients. 57 patients (62%) were male and 35 (38%) were female. The mean age of the patients was 36 years (range: 19-62 years). According to the bone mineral density in the femur and/or lumbar vertebrae, 39 (42.4%) patients were normal, 39 (42.4%) had osteopenia and 14 (15.2%) had osteoporosis. There was no statistical relationship between the patients’ age, gender, body mass index, history of parathyroidectomy, total steroid and immunosuppressive drug dose, creatininecalcium-phosphorus-alkaline phosphatase level at the time of the bone mineral density measurement and bone mineral density (p>0,05).

CONCLUSION: We did not fi nd any relationship between the above risk factors and bone mineral density. These fi ndings show that bone mineral density is not a good parameter in the follow-up of bone disease after renal transplantation.

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