PUBLICATIONS

Diagnosis and management of asymptomatic bacteriuria in kidney transplant recipients: a survey of current practice in Europe
Julien Coussement, Umberto Maggiore, Oriol Manuel, Anne Scemla, Francisco López-Medrano, Evi V Nagler, José María Aguado, Daniel Abramowicz,
European Renal Association-European Dialysis Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States (DESCARTES) working group and the European Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, gfy078, https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfy078

Recent advances in kidney transplantation: a viewpoint from the Descartes advisory board
Daniel Abramowicz, Rainer Oberbauer, Uwe Heemann, Ondrej Viklicky, Licia Peruzzi, Christophe Mariat, Marta Crespo, Klemens Budde, Gabriel C Oniscu, Descartes advisory board
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 12 January 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Descartes Advisory Board declares: New allocation rules have to be developed!
January 26, 2018

Long-term risks of kidney living donation: review and position paper by the ERA-EDTA DESCARTES working group
Umberto Maggiore, Klemens Budde, Uwe Heemann, Luuk Hilbrands, Rainer Oberbauer, Gabriel C. Oniscu, Julio Pascual, Soren Schwartz Sorensen, Ondrej Viklicky, Daniel Abramowicz (for the ERA-EDTA DESCARTES working group)
Nephrol Dial Transplant (2017) 32 (2): 216-223; 10 February 2017

Informed consent: Information for the kidney live donor concerning the long term risk of donor nephrectomy

PRESS RELEASE: How “safe” is it to donate a kidney? / A position paper by the ERA-EDTA DESCARTES working group
February 17, 2017

Does pre-emptive transplantation versus post start of dialysis transplantation with a kidney from a living donor improve outcomes after transplantation? A systematic literature review and position statement by the Descartes Working Group and ERBP
Abramowicz, D. ; Hazzan, M. ; Maggiore, U. ; Peruzzi, L. ; Cochat, P. ; Oberbauer, R. ; Haller, M. C. ; Van Biesen, W. ; Descartes Working, Group ; the European Renal Best Practice Advisory Board
Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2016;31(5):691-7


Maggiore U, Oberbauer R, Pascual J, Viklicky O, Dudley C, Budde K, Sorensen SS, Hazzan M, Klinger M, Abramowicz D; for the ERA-EDTA-DESCARTES Working Group. Strategies to increase the donor pool and access to kidney transplantation: an international perspective. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2015; 30:217-22. Review. (http://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/05/ndt.gfu212.full.pdf+html)

 

Segall L, Nistor I, Pascual J, Mucsi I, Guirado L, Higgins R, Van Laecke S, Oberbauer R, Van Biesen W, Abramowicz D, Gavrilovici C, Farrington K, Covic A. Criteria For And Appropriateness Of Renal Transplantation In Elderly Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease: A Literature Review And Position Statement On Behalf Of The European Renal Association-European Dialysis And Transplant Association Descartes Working Group And European Renal Best Practice. Transplantation 2016 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27472096

 

Montero N, Pérez-Sáez MJ, Pascual J; DESCARTES Working Group; DESCARTES ERA-EDTA Board:, Abramowicz D, Budde K, Dudley C, Hazzan M, Klinger M, Maggiore U, Oberbauer R, Pascual J, Sorensen SS, Viklicky O. Immunosuppression in the elderly renal allograft recipient: a systematic review. Transplant Rev (Orlando) 2016;30(3):144-53. doi: 10.1016/j.trre.2016.05.001. Epub 2016 May 20. Review.

 

Massart A, Pallier A, Pascual J, Viklicky O, Budde K, Spasovski G, Klinger M, Sever MS, Sørensen SS, Hadaya K, Oberbauer R, Dudley C, De Fijter JW, Yussim A, Hazzan M, Wekerle T, Berglund D, De Biase C, Pérez-Sáez MJ, Mühlfeld A, Orlando G, Clemente K, Lai Q, Pisani F, Kandus A, Baas M, Bemelman F, Ponikvar JB, Mazouz H, Stratta P, Subra JF, Villemain F, Hoitsma A, Braun L, Cantarell MC, Colak H, Courtney A, Frasca GM, Howse M, Naesens M, Reischig T, Serón D, Seyahi N, Tugmen C, Alonso Hernandez A, Be?a L, Biancone L, Cuna V, Díaz-Corte C, Dufay A, Gaasbeek A, Garnier A, Gatault P, Gentil Govantes MA, Glowacki F, Gross O, Hurault de Ligny B, Huynh-Do U, Janbon B, Jiménez Del Cerro LA, Keller F, La Manna G, Lauzurica R, Le Monies De Sagazan H, Thaiss F, Legendre C, Martin S, Moal MC, Noël C, Pillebout E, Piredda GB, Puga AR, Sulowicz W, Tuglular S, Prokopova M, Chesneau M, Le Moine A, Guérif P, Soulillou JP, Abramowicz M, Giral M, Racapé J, Maggiore U, Brouard S, Abramowicz D. The DESCARTES-Nantes survey of kidney transplant recipients displaying clinical operational tolerance identifies 35 new tolerant patients and 34 almost tolerant patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2016;31(6):1002-13. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfv437. Epub 2016 Jan 12.


Does pre-emptive transplantation versus post start of dialysis transplantation with a kidney from a living donor improve outcomes after transplantation? A systematic literature review and position statement by the Descartes Working Group and ERBP. Abramowicz D, Hazzan M, Maggiore U, Peruzzi L, Cochat P, Oberbauer R, Haller MC, Van Biesen W; Descartes Working Group and the European Renal Best Practice (ERBP) Advisory Board. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015 Nov 12. pii: gfv378. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 26567249
 
As a follow-up of the Descartes CME in Parma, November 20th, 2014, dedicated to “Renal Transplantation in the Elderly”, DESCARTES was invited to prepare an issue for the Journal Transplantation reviews (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/transplantation-reviews/, Editors: Stuart J. Knechtle, and Julio Pascual) related to various themes and lectures presented at the Parma meeting. The editors of this issue were Umberto Maggiore, Daniel Abramowicz, and  Klemens Budde. The issue is available at http://www.transplantationreviews.com/issues?issue_key=S0955-470X(15)X0004-8
 
The DESCARTES-Nantes survey of kidney transplant recipients displaying clinical operational tolerance identifies 35 new tolerant patients and 34 almost tolerant patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Jan 12. pii: gfv437. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26763669 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26763669)