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Journal of Developing Drugs

Journal of Developing Drugs
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6631

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United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland renal physicians experiences of patients undergoing renal transplants abroad: A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey

Joint International Conference and Expo on Industrial Pharmacy & 5th Global Pharmacovigilance Summit

April 28-29, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Anand Odedra

United Kingdom

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Develop Drugs

Abstract :

Background: Due to poor availability of organs, increasingly patients from developed countries are reported to be travelling abroad for renal transplants. We aimed to assess the extent and characteristics of this trend across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Methods: A questionnaire-based cross sectional survey. 397 renal consultants from 33 hospitals with renal units across the UK and the Republic of Ireland were contacted through email, 62 replied (16%). Results: 57/62 (93%) renal consultants managed transplant patients, and of these 36/57 (63%) had managed at least one patient who had undergone a transplant abroad. The most popular reason reported for this practice was being on the UK transplant list but seeking a shorter wait. Respondents reported commencement by overseas doctors of appropriate routine post-transplant prophylaxis with the following medications in all cases they had encountered as follows: co-trimoxazole 12%, isoniazid 3%, antifungals 0%, and Cytomegalovirus prophylaxis or treatment 0%, while 44% of renal consultants reported having some prior warning of a patient undergoing a renal transplant abroad. Conclusions: Renal transplant tourism has become widely established in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and that care for these patients is often suboptimal. Furthermore, the opportunity exists for pre-transplant counselling.

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