Transplantation 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
Department of Statistics and Clinical Studies, NHS Blood and Transplant, UK School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences, King's College London, London, UK Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Department of Nephrology and Transplantation, Guy's Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK The Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK.
Background: There is little evidence regarding the use of organs from deceased donors with infective endocarditis. We performed a retrospective analysis of the utilization, safety, and long-term survival of transplants from donors with infective endocarditis in the UK.
Methods: We studied deceased donor transplants over an 18-year period (2001 to 2018) using data from the UK Transplant Registry. Read More