Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been a major global health problem for almost 3 decades, with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996 and effective prophylaxis and management of opportunistic infections, mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has decreased markedly. In developed countries, this condition is now being treated as a chronic condition. As a result, rates of morbidity and mortality from other medical conditions leading to end-stage liver, kidney, and heart disease are steadily increasing in individuals with HIV. Because the definitive treatment for end-stage organ failure is transplantation, the demand for it has increased among HIV-infected patients. For these reasons, many transplant centers have eliminated HIV infection as a contraindication to transplantation, as a result of better patient management and demand.

Combined liver-kidney transplantation in HIV infected patients / Benedetto, F. Di; D'Amico, Giuseppe; Tarantino, Giuseppe; Ruvo, N. De; Cautero, Nicola; Montalti, R.; Guerrini, Gian Piero; Ballarin, Roberto; Spaggiari, Mario; Cocchi, Stefania; Baisi, B.; Cappelli, Gianni; Gerunda, Giorgio Enrico. - In: LIVER TRANSPLANTATION. - ISSN 1527-6465. - STAMPA. - 17:(2011), pp. S277-S277. ((Intervento presentato al convegno The 2011 Joint International Congress of ILTS, ELITA, and LICAGE tenutosi a Valencia, Spain nel 22-25 Giugno 2011.

Combined liver-kidney transplantation in HIV infected patients

D'amico, Giuseppe;TARANTINO, Giuseppe;CAUTERO, Nicola;GUERRINI, Gian Piero;BALLARIN, Roberto;SPAGGIARI, Mario;COCCHI, Stefania;CAPPELLI, Gianni;GERUNDA, Giorgio Enrico
2011

Abstract

Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been a major global health problem for almost 3 decades, with the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996 and effective prophylaxis and management of opportunistic infections, mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has decreased markedly. In developed countries, this condition is now being treated as a chronic condition. As a result, rates of morbidity and mortality from other medical conditions leading to end-stage liver, kidney, and heart disease are steadily increasing in individuals with HIV. Because the definitive treatment for end-stage organ failure is transplantation, the demand for it has increased among HIV-infected patients. For these reasons, many transplant centers have eliminated HIV infection as a contraindication to transplantation, as a result of better patient management and demand.
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Benedetto, F. Di; D'Amico, Giuseppe; Tarantino, Giuseppe; Ruvo, N. De; Cautero, Nicola; Montalti, R.; Guerrini, Gian Piero; Ballarin, Roberto; Spaggiari, Mario; Cocchi, Stefania; Baisi, B.; Cappelli, Gianni; Gerunda, Giorgio Enrico
Combined liver-kidney transplantation in HIV infected patients / Benedetto, F. Di; D'Amico, Giuseppe; Tarantino, Giuseppe; Ruvo, N. De; Cautero, Nicola; Montalti, R.; Guerrini, Gian Piero; Ballarin, Roberto; Spaggiari, Mario; Cocchi, Stefania; Baisi, B.; Cappelli, Gianni; Gerunda, Giorgio Enrico. - In: LIVER TRANSPLANTATION. - ISSN 1527-6465. - STAMPA. - 17:(2011), pp. S277-S277. ((Intervento presentato al convegno The 2011 Joint International Congress of ILTS, ELITA, and LICAGE tenutosi a Valencia, Spain nel 22-25 Giugno 2011.
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