Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Acta Oncol. 1996;35(6):709-12.

Renal dysfunction following autologous bone marrow transplantation in adult patients with acute leukemia.

Author information

Leukaemia Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey, UK.


The serum creatinine level was used to determine the incidence of renal dysfunction in 70 adults with acute leukemia who were alive and well one year following autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). Creatinine measurements at the time of ABMT, one year post-ABMT and at the last follow-up (12-128 months, median 35) were recorded, and a level of >120 micromol/l arbitrarily defined as clinically significant renal impairment. The incidence of renal impairment was 2.9% (n = 2) at 1 year, and 4.3% (n = 3) at the last follow-up in continuous remission. Significant renal impairment occurred after relapse in 8 of 12 patients, but was seen in only 3 of 58 patients who remained in remission (p < 0.001, Fisher's exact test), suggesting subclinical renal damage which became obvious with further nephrotoxic therapy. We conclude that clinically significant renal dysfunction is an uncommon long-term complication of ABMT, and should not be a concern in recommending this therapy to eligible patients.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center