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Title: Combined Liver Kidney Transplantation at a Brazilian Universitary Hospital
Authors: NACIF, Lucas SoutoANDRAUS, WellingtonPUGLIESE, VincenzoD'ALBUQUERQUE, Luiz Augusto Carneiro
Citation: LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, v.18, suppl.1, p.S185-S185, 2012
Abstract: Introduction: Combined liver and kidney transplantation (CLKT) may be an option for treatment in patients with liver and kidney failure. It has been proven to be a favorable treatment for renal and hepatic end-stage diseases and it has been observed an increasing in the number of cases reported in the literature. Several transplant centers have reported their experiences of CLKT, and it is suggested that the transplanted liver can offer a protective immunologic effect on the kidney allograft. Here we present the experience and results of 27 CLKTs performed in our center. Methods: The clinical data of 27 CLKTs were retrospectively studied on period of January 2002 to December 2010, on the Department of Gastroenterology on Sao Paulo University School of Medicine. Results: We analyzed, within 8 years (2002 - 2010) retrospectively, all transplants performed in cases of CLKT . Among a total of 27 cases, 20 were men (66%) and 7 were women (33%). Ages ranged from 23 years to 65 years (mean age 44 years). The initial value of the MELD score (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease) ranged from 14 to 41 (mean MELD 27.5). In our 8 years of follow-up mortality rate was 33% and patient survival of 66%. Conclusion: CLKT is an effective therapy for end stage liver (ESLD) and kidney disease (ESRD).
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Comunicações em Eventos - FM/MGT
Departamento de Gastroenterologia - FM/MGT

Comunicações em Eventos - HC/ICHC
Instituto Central - HC/ICHC

Comunicações em Eventos - LIM/37
LIM/37 - Laboratório de Transplante e Cirurgia de Fígado

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