Kidney transplantation is the surgical operation by which one of the two original kidneys is replaced with another healthy one donated by a compatible individual. In most cases, donors are recently deceased. There is the possibility of withdrawing a kidney from a consenting living subject. Usually, living donors are direct family members, but they could be volunteers completely unrelated to the recipient. A much-feared complication in case of kidney transplantation is the appearance of infections. These tend to arise due to immune-suppressor drugs administered as anti-rejection therapy. In this review, we describe the gastrointestinal complications that can occur in subjects undergoing renal transplantation associated with secondary pathogenic microorganisms or due to mechanical injury during surgery or to metabolic or organic toxicity correlated to anti-rejection therapy. Some of these complications may compromise the quality of life or pose a significant risk of mortality; fortunately, many of them can be prevented and treated without the stopping the immunosuppression, thus avoiding the patient being exposed to the risk of rejection episodes.

Gastroenterological complications in kidney transplant patients / Calogero, Armando; Gallo, Monica; Sica, Antonello; Peluso, Gaia; Scotti, Alessandro; Tammaro, Vincenzo; Carrano, Rosa; Federico, Stefano; Lionetti, Ruggero; Amato, Maurizio; Carlomagno, Nicola; Dodaro, Concetta Anna; Sagnelli, Caterina; Santangelo, Michele. - In: OPEN MEDICINE. - ISSN 2391-5463. - 15:1(2020), pp. 623-634. [10.1515/med-2020-0130]

Gastroenterological complications in kidney transplant patients

Calogero, Armando
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Gallo, Monica;Peluso, Gaia;Tammaro, Vincenzo;Federico, Stefano;Amato, Maurizio;Carlomagno, Nicola;Dodaro, Concetta Anna;Santangelo, Michele
2020

Abstract

Kidney transplantation is the surgical operation by which one of the two original kidneys is replaced with another healthy one donated by a compatible individual. In most cases, donors are recently deceased. There is the possibility of withdrawing a kidney from a consenting living subject. Usually, living donors are direct family members, but they could be volunteers completely unrelated to the recipient. A much-feared complication in case of kidney transplantation is the appearance of infections. These tend to arise due to immune-suppressor drugs administered as anti-rejection therapy. In this review, we describe the gastrointestinal complications that can occur in subjects undergoing renal transplantation associated with secondary pathogenic microorganisms or due to mechanical injury during surgery or to metabolic or organic toxicity correlated to anti-rejection therapy. Some of these complications may compromise the quality of life or pose a significant risk of mortality; fortunately, many of them can be prevented and treated without the stopping the immunosuppression, thus avoiding the patient being exposed to the risk of rejection episodes.
2020
Gastroenterological complications in kidney transplant patients / Calogero, Armando; Gallo, Monica; Sica, Antonello; Peluso, Gaia; Scotti, Alessandro; Tammaro, Vincenzo; Carrano, Rosa; Federico, Stefano; Lionetti, Ruggero; Amato, Maurizio; Carlomagno, Nicola; Dodaro, Concetta Anna; Sagnelli, Caterina; Santangelo, Michele. - In: OPEN MEDICINE. - ISSN 2391-5463. - 15:1(2020), pp. 623-634. [10.1515/med-2020-0130]
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