openPR Logo
Press release

Commercial kidney transplantation: high burden of serious complications

07-18-2016 12:44 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Pabst Science Publishers

Abstract Book 4th ELPAT Congress Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation. Pabst, 2016

Abstract Book 4th ELPAT Congress Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation. Pabst, 2016

The Multi-Organ Transplant Center Dammam (Saudi Arabia) reviewed the outcome of patients undergone commercial kidney transplantation in foreign clinics - and observed bad results. Meteb AlBugami et al. report in the Abstract Book to the 4th ELPAT Congress:

"All recipients of commercial kidney transplantation who presented to our center within a year of their transplants, between Sept. 2008 and Dec. 20013 were included in the study. Total of 46 recipients, with a mean age of 40 years, 17 females. 20% had preemptive transplant. Only 21 patients had a discharge summary from the transplant facility abroad.
During the first six months post transplantation seven (19%) had perinephric collections requiring percutaneous drainage, five (14%) had wound infections requiring hospitalization including one wound dehiscence, four (11%) had ureteric strictures that needed surgery, two (5%) urinary leaks, and two (5%) mycotic aneurysm of renal artery.

16 (43%) patients had at least one episode of acute rejection. Urinary tract infections requiring intravenous antibiotics affected 11 (30%) patients, and other infections included two cases of fungal pneumonia, one CMV-infection and one BK nephropathy. One patient had major non-compliance issues that threatened his graft. There were three (8%) graft losses, and two (5%) deaths due to sepsis.

Patients returning after commercial kidney transplantation suffer a high burden of serious post transplant complications. A much concerted effort is urgently needed to better inform patients of the risks and ethical issues related to transplant tourism, and to point them towards ethically sound and medically safer alternatives."

>> Abstract Book 4th ELPAT Congress Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation. Pabst, 2016
http://www.pabst-science-publishers.com/index.php?30&backPID=30&swords=2016%2C%20144%20pages&tt_products=186

Pabst Science Publishers (Lengerich/Westfalen) veröffentlicht zehn psychologische und neun medizinische Fachzeitschriften; darüber hinaus erscheinen bei Pabst aus den gleichen Fachbereichen mehr als hundert Bücher jährlich - teils wissenschaftliche Spezialtitel, teils allgemeinverständliche Fachliteratur.

Pabst Science Publishers
Eichengrund 28
49525 Lengerich
Tel. 05484-308
Fax 05484-550
E-Mail: pabst.publishers@t-online.de
Internet: www.pabst-publishers.de / www.psychologie-aktuell.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Commercial kidney transplantation: high burden of serious complications here

News-ID: 349575 • Views: 446

More Releases from Pabst Science Publishers

Health literacy: How to improve health behaviors
Health literacy is defined as "people´s knowledge, motivation and competences to access, understand, appraise and apply information to make judgements and take decisions in everyday life healthcare concerning disease prevention and health promotion to maintain and improve quality of life during the life course." In a new volume Anne-Kathrin Mayer and colleagues shed light on the concept of health literacy from different disciplines: psychology, educational sciences, health sciences and
Health literacy: how to improve the advantages and to reduce the risks
The new volume "Health literacy across the lifespan" stresses the importance of health literacy for changing multiple health-risk-factors. Anne-Kathrin Mayer and colleagues shed light on a concept from different disciplines: psychology, educational sciences, health sciences and public health, communication sciences, and information sciences. It is undisputed that health is strongly influenced by individual efforts aimed at the promotion of health and the prevention of illness or recovery from diseases. These
Directed deceased donation: beyond the impartial allocation system
"Within a pluralistic account of morality, partial values have a merit of their own and should be assessed in their own terms. These values are extremely relevant in the field of organ transplantation, but are misunderstood at a political level where partiality is put at par with injustice, and where fairness is exclusively taken as impartial justice." Dr. Medard Hilhorst (Erasmus Medical University Rotterdam) argues "that partial values are fundamental
Transplantation: Prisoners are killed for their organs in China
Transplantation: China is the only country in the world systematically using organs from prisoners for transplantation, Professor Huige Li reports. For over 40 years, executed prisoners were used as the main organ source in China. It´s a profitable international business. A number of Chinese Hospitals claimed that they could provide liver transplants in the time range between 3 to 30 days. The report appeared in "Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Abstract

Abstract submission for the 43rd World Hospital Congress now open
The 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation opens its call for paper presentations and posters, inviting professionals from hospitals and health service delivery organizations to submit their abstracts. The International Hospital Federation and the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman, organizers of the 43rd World Hospital Congress, are inviting health leaders and professionals to submit abstracts for an opportunity to showcase their work at the next
The Velvet Abstract - Consecutive Festival Nominations for ‘Best Short Film’
A Short Film About the Environmental Age Set Against a Plethora of CG, Illustrations, and Animations from a Team Spanning Six Continents. The Velvet Abstract highlight's the detrimental damage we are doing to the environment, in a bid to raise awareness about our plight so that even more people can join the campaign to help save our planet. The script’s unique take on the environmental concerns facing mankind, culminated in CG
Picasso Inspired Abstract Painter Dina Herrmann Joins Sabelskjold Art Agency
Sabelskjold Art Agency is announcing its representation of Dina Herrmann, an internationally collected abstract artist. Dina specializes in large original abstract paintings that are fantastic for public and large spaces. Dina Herrmann’s creative bent began early while growing up in New York City. Because both parents were working artists Herrmann’s young life comprised of countless trips to museums and galleries. She began to study painting at age 13 with the painter/muralist,
Abstract Painting: International Art Sale Grows
The Flensburg artist Peter Nottrott is now selling his much praised abstract artwork across the globe, to such diverse markets as the USA and Canada, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Peter prefers to sell his artwork over the internet, as it allows him to reach a global audience, and over the last 20 years he has developed his business and created a well-respected presence online. Initially Peter concentrated on the
International Call for Artists for Online Art Competition, "Abstract”
CAGO Announces the 4th Annual International Art Call for the “Abstract” Art Competition & Exhibition. Annapolis, MD, United States., Sep 01, 2016 -- Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International “Abstract” Online Art Competition for the month of September 2016. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will
Enoc Perez - Abstract Architecture, 30.09.2016 – 12.11.2016
Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, with a strong focus on Contemporary Art and Pop Art will hold its opening reception for the new show Enoc Perez - Abstract Architecture on Friday, September 30th 2016 from 7pm to 9pm. On view will be recent prints of Enoc Perez on the subject of architecture. Enoc Perez was born 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a contemporary artist and author. In 1986 he moved to New York