The widespread worldwide implementation of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation (ABOi KT) programs have increased the chances of gaining access to kidney transplantation. In Italy the practice of ABOi KT has somewhat lagged behind that practiced in many other European Countries. Even though some Italian Transplant Centers have recently started ABOi KT programs, most of them appear still reluctant in adopting this procedure. In this paper, nephrologists from two different Italian Transplant Centers express their contrasting point of view concerning specific issues related to ABOi KT. The first issue concerns the safety and efficacy of ABOi KT and how it compares with HLA-incompatible kidney transplantation. The second concerns to what extent does ABOi KT be adopted, whenever a paired kidney exchange program is available. The third issue regards the indications or contraindications of ABOi KT in specific patient categories. The last issue is about the economical sustainability of ABOi KT programs nowadays. The different point of views of the discussants are summarized in the context of the most recent available evidence.

[ABO-incompatible kidney transplantion] / Maggiore, U; Frasca, Gm; Pugliese, Ms; Tognarelli, G. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 1724-5990. - 30:2(2013).

[ABO-incompatible kidney transplantion]

Maggiore U;
2013

Abstract

The widespread worldwide implementation of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation (ABOi KT) programs have increased the chances of gaining access to kidney transplantation. In Italy the practice of ABOi KT has somewhat lagged behind that practiced in many other European Countries. Even though some Italian Transplant Centers have recently started ABOi KT programs, most of them appear still reluctant in adopting this procedure. In this paper, nephrologists from two different Italian Transplant Centers express their contrasting point of view concerning specific issues related to ABOi KT. The first issue concerns the safety and efficacy of ABOi KT and how it compares with HLA-incompatible kidney transplantation. The second concerns to what extent does ABOi KT be adopted, whenever a paired kidney exchange program is available. The third issue regards the indications or contraindications of ABOi KT in specific patient categories. The last issue is about the economical sustainability of ABOi KT programs nowadays. The different point of views of the discussants are summarized in the context of the most recent available evidence.
[ABO-incompatible kidney transplantion] / Maggiore, U; Frasca, Gm; Pugliese, Ms; Tognarelli, G. - In: GIORNALE ITALIANO DI NEFROLOGIA. - ISSN 1724-5990. - 30:2(2013).
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11381/2865102
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact