You are invited to participate in a survey about the approach to the screening for MDR carriage in liver and kidney transplant candidates, and to the management of peri-operative antibiotic prophylaxis in MDR carriers undergoing liver and /or kidney transplantation.
Colonization status is the main risk factor for developing MDR-GNB infection after SOT, mainly in liver transplant recipients, with a dramatic impact on morbidity and mortality. Thus, implementing preventive strategies to avoid MDR-GNB infection in colonized patients in the post- transplant period is considered a priority. However, the screening for MDR carriage is not standardized as well as the approach to antibiotic prophylaxis in MDR carriers, mainly due to the lack of literature evidence. With these assumptions, we would like to invite you to take part of this survey. Results could be useful to standardize the approach to the screening for MDR-GNB carriage in liver and kidney transplant candidates, and to design new studies to investigate the safety and efficacy of a preventive strategy over another in MDR-GNB carriers undergoing liver and/or kidney transplantation.
The survey consists of three parts, the first two asking for general information about screening and antibiotic prophylaxis management in your center, and the last part consisting of specific – and we hope, interesting – case vignettes.
We sincerely hope that you will share our enthusiasm for this project and that you will be able to participate in the survey using this link
The deadline for completing the survey is February 28, 2022.
On behalf of study protocol authors’ group and Scientific committee: Thank you in advance for your attention, support and collaboration.