Beatriz Dominguez-Gil

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The aim of the present study was to describe the current situation of donation after circulatory death (DCD) in the Council of Europe, through a dedicated survey. Of 27 participating countries, only 10 confirmed any DCD activity, the highest one being described in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (mainly controlled) and France and Spain(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of idiopathic membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is a controversial issue. Whereas some authors recommend early immunosuppressive treatment of all patients with nephrotic syndrome, others do not support aggressive therapies, based on the spontaneous long-term favorable outcome of most patients. However, 20 to 50% of untreated patients(More)
A recent call for self-sufficiency in transplantation issued by the WHO faces variable worldwide activity, in which Spain occupies a privileged position, with deceased donation rates of 33-35per million population (pmp) and 85 transplants pmp. An evaluation of current challenges, including a decrease in deaths because of traffic accidents and(More)
INTRODUCTION Spain has been showing the highest rate of deceased donor organ recovery in the world for a whole country, namely, 33-35 donors per million population (pmp) during the last years. This activity is attributed to the so-called Spanish Model of organ donation, an integrated approach to improve organ donation since the start of the Organización(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most frequent cause of liver disease after renal transplantation. Its clinical course is irrelevant in the short term, except for rare cases of fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis. However, in the long run, HCV infection can lead to major liver complications. Because interferon (IFN) is generally contraindicated in renal(More)
Transplantation of any biological material from a donor to a host will carry some inherent risk of disease transmission. Our aims were to summarize the totality of the published evidence about donor cancer transmission among kidney transplant recipients and to determine the cancer-specific survival of these patients. We systematically reviewed all case(More)
Kidney transplantation from hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody positive donors (HCVD+) into HCV antibody positive recipients (HCVR+) is controversial. We implemented this policy in our units in 1990. Herein, we report the long-term safety of this strategy. From March 1990 to March 2007, 162 HCVR+ received a kidney from HCVD+ (group 1) and 306 from HCVD-(More)
We observed that some patients do not develop hypoalbuminemia despite the presence of massive proteinuria. To investigate whether the absence or presence of hypoalbuminemia could be a marker in the distinction between idiopathic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSG) and FSG secondary to hyperfiltration, we reviewed all our patients with biopsy-proven FSG(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic liver disease is one of the most important complications after renal transplantation. Hepatitis B and mainly hepatitis C are the more frequent causes of liver disease. Although there are controversial results, in some series, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are associated with lower graft and patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total(More)
The Spanish Quality Assurance Program applied to the process of donation after brain death entails an internal stage consisting of a continuous clinical chart review of deaths in critical care units (CCUs) performed by transplant coordinators and periodical external audits to selected centers. This paper describes the methodology and provides the most(More)