New alternative to immunosuppressive treatment after kidney transplants without severe side effects
January 04, 2020
MedUni Vienna has had a great reputation in transplant medicine since 1990The significant proportion of the clinical development of this active ingredient also underlines the Medical University of Vienna's expertise in transplants which it has acquired over decades. "Our reputation in transplant medicine can be attributed to the astronomical numbers of donors in the 1990s", says M??hlbacher. "In 1990 only there were 260 kidney patients." As a result of the successful transplants there was a positive "yo-yo effect" which led to increasing numbers of donors and also to an increased reputation and international regard. In 2013 the European Transplant Congress shall take place in Vienna, and Vienna was the venue of the 20th World Congress of the Transplantation Society in 2004.
Kidney and liver transplants are already commonplace these days, says M??hlbacher, and the current trend is for lung transplants. The Medical University of Vienna is also a world leader in this field. Walter Klepetko, Chairman of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, leads the largest lung transplant centre in Europe, which is also the second largest in the world.