Rafael Matesanz

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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)
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)
One of the main unresolved questions in solid organ transplantation is how to establish indefinite graft survival that is free from long-term treatment with immunosuppressive drugs and chronic rejection (i.e., the establishment of tolerance). The failure to achieve this goal may be related to the difficulty in identifying the phenotype and function of the(More)
Multiple factors still influence the high rate of mortality in acute tubular necrosis. Trying to analyze the influence of each risk factor present in an individual patient and the possible interdependence between these factors, as well as to obtain an early prognosis, we have applied a forward analysis to demographic data, acute renal failure origin, need(More)
In this work we have studied the chromatographic pattern on Bio-Gel P-30 columns of the glucagon-like immunoreactivity (GLI) present in unextracted plasma from normal dogs in the basal state and after intraduodenal administration of glucose. Basal plasma GLI, measured by R-8 antiserum, was distributed in four distinct fractions, whose approximate molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Organ availability is affecting the development of liver transplantation in its entirety, leading to transplant teams expanding the criteria for accepting organ donors. In these circumstances, analysis of the impact of the donor's characteristics on graft survival becomes mandatory. METHODS Fifty-two donor variables from 5,150 liver transplants(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)