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World J Transplant. Feb 18, 2022; 12(2): 21-23
Published online Feb 18, 2022. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v12.i2.21
Immunosuppressive regimens and outcomes of inflammatory bowel disease patients requiring kidney transplantation
Urvashi Singh, Baljit Singh, Maria Irene Bellini
Urvashi Singh, Department of Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester M23 9LT, United Kingdom
Baljit Singh, Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Leicester, Leicester LE1 5WW, United Kingdom
Maria Irene Bellini, Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University, Roma 00161, Italy
Author contributions: Singh B and Bellini MI designed the study, provided guidance regarding inflammatory bowel disease and kidney transplantation respectively and proofread the manuscript before submission; Singh U performed literature review and wrote manuscript; all authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest to be declared by any of the authors.
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Corresponding author: Urvashi Singh, MBBS, MSc, Department of Surgery, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southmoor Road, Manchester M23 9LT, United Kingdom. usingh01@qub.ac.uk
Received: October 5, 2021
Peer-review started: October 5, 2021
First decision: December 16, 2021
Revised: December 28, 2021
Accepted: January 20, 2022
Article in press: January 20, 2022
Published online: February 18, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can develop extra-renal complications and as a result, suffer from end stage renal failure requiring kidney transplantation (KT). A brief review of available literature revealed that IBD patients undergoing KT have shorter overall survival rates compared to their controls. We highlight through our paper, previously reported survival outcomes and immunosuppressive regimens used in this cohort of patients through a brief literature review.