Research

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

The Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation group of the University of Padova is the highest volume center in Italy for Kidney Transplantation, with the largest experience in living donor transplantation and donor mini-invasive (laparoscopic) nephrectomies.

The group is involved in the most significant international multicentric clinical trials for the development of new immunosuppressive therapies.

The research topics are primarily:

Evaluation and utilization of ECD and dual kidney transplantation

AB0 incompatible and HLA incompatible kidney transplantation

Hypothermic and normothermic kidney machine perfusion

Kidney paired exchange

Selected publications:

Ruggenenti P, Silvestre C, Boschiero L, Rota G, Furian L, Perna A, Rossini G, Remuzzi G, Rigotti P. Long-term outcome of renal transplantation from octogenarian donors: A multicenter controlled study. Am J Transplant. 2017 Dec;17(12):3159-3171

Neri F, Furian L, Cavallin F, Ravaioli M, Silvestre C, Donato P, La Manna G, Pinna AD, Rigotti P. How does age affect the outcome of kidney transplantation in elderly recipients? Clin Transplant. 2017 Oct;31(10). doi: 10.1111/ctr.13036. Epub 2017 Aug 20.

Ekser B, Furian L, Broggiato A, Silvestre C, Pierobon ES, Baldan N, Rigotti P.Technical aspects of unilateral dual kidney transplantation from expanded criteria donors: experience of 100 patients. Am J Transplant. 2010 Sep;10(9):2000-7.

Rigotti P, Ekser B, Furian L, Baldan N, Valente ML, Boschiero L, Motterlini N, Perna A, Remuzzi G, Ruggenenti P. Outcome of renal transplantation from very old donors. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 2;360(14):1464-5.

Pierobon ES, Sandrini S, De Fazio N, Rossini G, Fontana I, Boschiero L, Gropuzzo M, Gotti E, Donati D, Minetti E, Gandolfo MT, Brunello A, Libetta C, Secchi A, Chiaramonte S, Rigotti P. Optimizing utilization of kidneys from deceased donors over 60 years: five-year outcomes after implementation of a combined clinical and histological allocation algorithm. Transpl Int. 2013 Aug;26(8):833-41

People involved:

Prof. Paolo Rigotti
Prof. Lucrezia Furian
Dr. Flavia Neri

Group members:

Dr. Cristina Silvestre, MD, PhD (Azienda Ospedaliera Padova)
Dr. Francesco Tuci, MD (Azienda Ospedaliera Padova)