Renal transplant interventions (CME) – online course
Authors: P. Freyhardt and W. Uller
Reviewers: M. Deutschmann, F. Fanelli, M. Hoffmann, A. Krajina, M. Tsitskari and C. Nice
This course corresponds to chapter 220.127.116.11 Renal Transplant Interventions in the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR.
Renal transplantation has become the treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease. Complications range from minor to major complications and involve non-vascular and vascular complications that occur in 12-20% of cases. Non-vascular complications include urinary tract obstruction or leakage and the development of perigraft fluid collections such as hematoma, urinoma, abscess or lymphocele. Vascular complications comprise of transplant renal artery stenosis, dissection, renal graft vascular thrombosis and arterial injury like arteriovenous fistula (AVF), intrarenal pseudoaneurysm, dissection and arterio-calyceal fistulas. The interventional radiologist plays a key role in management of postoperative renal transplant complications, lowering morbidity and protecting graft function.
This module gives an overview over the interventional procedures and techniques of different complications after renal transplantation as well as indications and contraindications of treatment. After completing this module, the reader will be able to identify these complications and choose the appropriate treatment.
- Understand vascular and non-vascular anatomy of renal transplants and recognise possible complications
- Be able to discuss clinical and diagnostic findings in different complications after renal transplantation
- Develop ability to plan optimal management of vascular and non-vascular complications after renal transplantation
- Achieve technical competence in performing angiography and vascular interventions on transplant kidneys
- Achieve technical competence in performing non-vascular interventions after renal transplantation
This course covers a basic level of IR knowledge and is designed for trainees, students or young consultants aiming to acquire essential knowledge or prepare for the EBIR exam. Thereby, it is tailored to the European Curriculum and Syllabus for IR and corresponds to chapter 18.104.22.168 Renal Transplant Interventions.
The format of the course is interactive and easy to use, including texts, graphics, videos and a quiz to support your learning. The course duration is around one hour and a half and is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to award 2 European CME credits (ECMEC). The CME accreditation for this course will expire on January 23, 2022. A non-CME accredited version of the course will remain available until the new CME accredited course is published.
Upon purchase, access to complete and revisit the course is granted for an enrolment period of 90 days.
The CME certificate will be available in the myCIRSE area past the enrolment period if the course is completed before January 23, 2022.
Release date: January 2020