Landmark Renal Re-transplantation at Raipur
The renal transplant program has been going on successfully at CARE Raipur. A total of 14 transplantations have been done till date with a 100% success rate. Now, for the first time in Central India, a renal re-transplantation was done at CARE Raipur.
Mr Vijay Pahade, who underwent a renal transplant in 2004, came to CARE Raipur with a graftdysfunction, due to rejection (humoral). After a thorough investigation and proper counseling, he underwent a renal re-transplantation at CARE Raipur, with his mother as the donor. He was induced with 2 doses of Basilixmab. His maintenance immune suppression medication wasTacrolimus/MMF/Wysolone. The post-operative period was uneventful and he was discharged on the tenth day.
This is the first time in Chhattisgarh that a re-transplantation was done. Chhattisgarh does not have a facility for immunology study, renal biopsy and Tacrolimus drug levels tests. These investigations have to be outsourced and, therefore, reports are only received after three days. In spite of many limitations, the renal re-transplantation was done successfully by the Raipur transplant team, which included Dr Prawash Chaudhary, Dr Ajay Parashar, Dr Ashish Sharma and Dr Prafulla Agnihotri.