- Request for assistance with a study entitled “Pulmonary aspergillosis in kidney transplant recipients” supported by REIPI and GESITRA.
This study has two targets. The first target is to define some risk factors that allow the identification of a subgroup of kidney transplant recipients that would be candidates for antifungal prophylaxis active against Aspergillus.
The second target is to find factors implicated in the outcome that were amenable to intervention. In this context, we think that it is especially relevant to assess how best to proceed with immunosuppressive drugs when aspergillosis is diagnosed.
The study will retrospectively include cases of probable or probed pulmonary aspergillosis (according to EORTC-MSG definition) diagnosed in kidney transplant recipients from the year 2000 to now.
It will be a case-control study. Each included case must be accompanied by a control. The control will be a subject that received a kidney transplant in the same hospital just before or after the case. The control should have survived at least as long as did the case until the development of pulmonary aspergillosis.
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