Microbiological Culture Results
Prof. Arzu Tuna
Kidney transplant is signifi cant in the treatment of endstage renal disease, and it is one of the most important treatment methods in our age. Transplant surgery is very signifi cant in our country as it is in other parts of the world. However, the basic problem in our country is the low number of organs obtained from cadaveric donors. Success in transplant surgeries has substantially increased thanks to technological progress, developments and changes in immunosuppressive drugs used for organ rejections, new practices in organ preservation and new organ transplant centres in many countries. In transplant surgeries, the increase in the number of cadaveric donors and the development of different methods in organ and tissue preservation, new perfusion systems and new solutions have led to successful outcomes. The extraction, preservation and transportation of organs might result in changes in the organ’s internal structure. Ischemia and hypothermia are the most important factors in the preservation of organs after extraction . Various solutions are used in order to preserve the organ and to wash the extracted organ. Initially, the Ringer Lactate solution was used.