Complicanze infettive nel trapianto di fegato in Italia: Stato attuale e prospettive di studio

Translated title of the contribution: Infectious complications in liver transplant recipients in Italy: Logistic and research projects

Claudio Viscoli, Paola Dimitri, Stefano Di Domenico, Stefania Mannelli, Ferdinando Dodi, Laura Veroni, Pietro Amoroso, Enzo Andorno, Alfonso W. Avolio, Renata Bacchin, Valentina Barbieri, Patrizia Burra, Anna Maria Catelan, Nicola Cautero, Antonio Ceriello, Andrea Corti, Andrea De Gasperi, Ernesto Di Florio, Marco Faustini, Giancarlo FerrettiGiorgio Gerunda, Giovanni Guaraldi, Luigi Lupo, Giuseppe Militerno, Roberto Morgagni, Oronzo Pannarale, Giovanni Paone, Valerio Papa, David L. Paterson, Antonella Pellizzari, Enrico Regalia, Giulio Ronzoni, Massimo Rossi, Gabriela Sangiorgi, Marco Spada, Alessandra Tebaldi, Giuseppe Tisone, Pierluigi Toniutto, Annalisa Volpi, Umberto Valente, Michele Valmasoni

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The impact of infections in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is remarkable. Studies have shown that about 60% of patient may develop at least 1 infectious episode during the first 3 months after transplant. Within the frame of a Finalized Research Project of the Italian Ministry of Health, during the year 2000 a group of investigators belonging to the major Italian Liver Transplant Centers (LTC) - 18 out of 20 Centers - met three times in Genoa with the aim of constituting a Research Group aimed at improving our knowledge of infectious complications in liver transplant recipients (PITF = Program of Infections in Liver Transplantation). The group first collected information about anti-infective procedure in LTC. The study shows that no Center is supported by a Intensive Care Unit (ICU) exclusively dedicated to the LTC, although 37% of them have a partially dedicated Unit. Surveillance cultures are routinely performed and are frequently used to adress the choice of the antibacterial and antifungal regimes. Selective Bowel Decontamination is also very common. The management of CMV infection is usually performed as indicated in international guidelines.

Translated title of the contributionInfectious complications in liver transplant recipients in Italy: Logistic and research projects
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)16-27
Number of pages12
JournalRecenti Progressi in Medicina
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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