3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ERN in Transplantation in Children (SOT HSCT) [ERN TRANSPLANTChild]
The paediatric transplantation (of solid organs and hematopoietic progenitors) has increased survival in children with end-stage disease, becoming one of the main treatment options for this population...
The paediatric transplantation (of solid organs and hematopoietic progenitors) has increased survival in children with end-stage disease, becoming one of the main treatment options for this population. However, there are significant challenges associated with optimising the effects of these interventions:
i)The mechanisms associated with tolerance to graft rejection;
ii) The pre-transplant -and surgical techniques and care procedures; ii) post-transplantation care;
iii) The specificities associated with this population group and type of disease;
iv) The social and economic impact of these surgeries on patients, their families and health systems.
Since these factors are key to the success of the process and a common link in various types of transplantations, there is a need to implement and standardise recent improvements in this field for routine use, directing them towards prevention, improvement of the surgical procedures themselves, treatment of chronicity and the appearance of secondary diseases associated with transplantation.
As a result of these activities, the paediatric transplantation network will achieve to increase life expectancy and quality of life of paediatric patients requiring a solid organ or hematopoietic progenitor transplantation and their families, and will provide added value,
Start date: 01/03/2017 - End date: 28/02/2018
Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2017