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PUNE: A group of docs efficiently transplanted the liver of a brain-dead man right into a 54-year-old HIV affected person on July 2, renewing hope for HIV contaminated in want of organ transplants as they have been thought-about ineligible for such surgical procedures until not too long ago.
“The recipient was discharged 12 days after surgical procedure. He’s nicely on his technique to restoration. His situation has been carefully monitored and he continues to have a traditional liver operate. That is the primary profitable cadaver liver transplant in a recipient with pre-existing HIV within the metropolis and among the many only a few transplant instances within the nation,” Bomi Bhote, chief govt officer (CEO) of Ruby Corridor Clinic the place the transplant was carried out, mentioned.
The recipient was affected by a vital end-stage liver illness arising from a uncommon immunological injury as a result of HIV an infection. He urgently wanted to bear the liver transplant surgical procedure. Like most HIV optimistic sufferers, he too was suggested the extremely energetic antiretroviral remedy to make sure that he lived longer.
He grew to become the proper candidate for a liver transplant after the provision of an appropriate blood group matched-cadaver liver of a brain-dead donor.
Each the recipient and the donor have been meticulously screened for the Covid-19 virus an infection as per the rules previous to the retrieval and transplant of the liver.
The liver transplant surgical procedure was carried out and managed post-operatively by a group of docs led by chief hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon Manoj Shrivastav, hepatobiliary surgeons Anuja Athale, Vidhyachandra Gandhi, Taher Sheikh and liver ailments and liver transplantation drugs specialists Vinit Shah, liver transplant anesthetists Srikant Kote and Nandini Londhe.
Submit-operatively the affected person was managed within the liver transplant ICU by intensivist Sushil Kumar Yadav.
Infectious ailments and HIV drugs professional Sanjay Pujari additionally performed a key function within the profitable transplant.
“The presence of HIV an infection and the present Covid-19 pandemic added a brand new layer of complexity to this specific case with regard to the safety of the working surgical group, nurses and paramedical workers,” mentioned Shrivastav.