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World J Transplant. Dec 18, 2023; 13(6): 344-356
Published online Dec 18, 2023. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v13.i6.344
Risk stratification of renal transplant recipients using routine parameters: Implication of learning from SARS-CoV-2 into transplant follow-up program
Abbas Ghazanfar, Madiha Abbas, Md Walid Hussain, Malik Kayal
Abbas Ghazanfar, Renal and Transplant Unit, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London SW17 0QT, United Kingdom
Madiha Abbas, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, London KT8 7EG, United Kingdom
Md Walid Hussain, Malik Kayal, Department of Renal and Transplant Surgery, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London SW17 0QT, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Ghazanfar A and Abbas M contributed to study design, data analysis, manuscript writing; Ghazanfar A and Hussain Md W contributed to data collection; Kayal M contributed to manuscript writing support.
Institutional review board statement: Compliance with local ethical and data protection policies. Registered with St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Quality Assurance Department. Registration no AUD1000854.
Informed consent statement: Online assessment confirmed that no patient consent or ethical approval from NHS HRA/REC was required.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Authors have no conflict of interest related to the content of this publication.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at email address a.ghazanfar@nhs.net.
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Corresponding author: Abbas Ghazanfar, MBBS, FACS, FCPS, FEBS, FICS, FRCS, RCPathME, Chairman, Doctor, Researcher, Senior Lecturer, Surgeon, Renal and Transplant Unit, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London SW17 0QT, London SW17 0QT, United Kingdom. a.ghazanfar@nhs.net
Received: July 20, 2023
Peer-review started: July 20, 2023
First decision: September 5, 2023
Revised: October 21, 2023
Accepted: November 13, 2023
Article in press: November 13, 2023
Published online: December 18, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: In this present study, we aim to risk stratify renal transplant recipients (RTxR) using general demographic parameters, comorbidities and routine laboratory markers for the severity of the disease and its outcomes. We believe that learning about these routinely monitored parameters can help us to plan better strategies for RTxR follow-up program.