The CERTAIN Registry: A Novel, Web-Based Registry and Research Platform for Pediatric Renal Transplantation in Europe

Plotnicki L., Kohl C. D. , Hoecker B., Krupka K., Rahmel A., Pape L., ...Daha Fazla

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.45, sa.4, ss.1414-1417, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2013.01.007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1414-1417


Background. The results of pediatric renal transplantation have improved markedly in the last decade. However, a number of relevant clinical problems remain, such as organ damage caused by chronic rejection, long-term toxicity of immunosuppressive therapy, difficulty in developing tolerance-inducing protocols, secondary cardiovascular comorbidity, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease, suboptimal longitudinal growth, quality of life, adherence to immunosuppressive medication, and structured transition programs to adult care. These unmet clinical needs require intense collaborative and interdisciplinary clinical research. We recently founded the Cooperative European Paediatric Renal TransplAnt INitiative (CERTAIN; as a research network and platform built on a novel, web-based registry.