Beatriz Dominguez-Gil

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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)
Roughly 100,000 patients worldwide undergo organ transplantation annually, but many other patients remain on waiting lists. Transplantation rates vary substantially across countries. Affluent patients in nations with long waiting lists do not always wait for donations from within their own countries. Commercially driven transplantation, however, does not(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)
Background. Renal transplantation is the best therapy for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with end-stage renal disease. Patient and graft survival are lower in the long term compared with HCV-negative patients. The current study evaluated the results of renal transplantation in Spain in a long period (1990–2002), focusing on graft failure.(More)
Rising incomes, the spread of personal insurance, lifestyle factors adding to the burden of illness, ageing populations, globalization and skills transfer within the medical community have increased worldwide demand for organ transplantation. The Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation, which was built in response to World Health Assembly(More)
Spain holds a worldwide privileged position with extraordinary rates of organ deceased donation resulting from an organizational approach known as the “Spanish Model”. The Spanish National Transplant Organization (ONT) is making a continuous effort to improve its teaching methods and to share its knowledge with other countries. This study(More)
The Third Global Consultation of the World Health Organization (WHO) on donation and transplants was held in Madrid (Spain) in March 2010. 1 Through the Madrid Resolution, representatives of 70 countries from all over the world called for progress toward self-sufficiency in transplantation. Self-sufficiency is seen as a necessity not only to reduce(More)
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