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How long can a patient live on a transplanted kidney?

Q: Is dialysis a continuous process? After having several number of dialysis, is it possible to get the biochemical substances in blood to be controlled by medication? How will you describe the process of kidney transplantation as a hopeful alternative for kidney failure - how long can a patient in 60s live after a kidney transplantation?

A:1. I assume you are asking about chronic renal failure and in that case dialysis is a continuous process, unless a kidney transplant is done. 2. In chronic kidney disease, it is not possible to come off dialysis, once a person reaches the stage of requiring dialysis. 3. It is not possible to predict or generalise survival but overall 5 years kidney survival rates (i.e. the survival of transplanted kidney) are around 80-90%.

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