Trasplante renal en el entrenamiento urolÓgico Colombiano

Translated title of the contribution: Kidney transplantation into the urological training in Colombia

David Castañeda-Millán, Juan Pablo Alzate-Granados, Verónica Tobar-Roa, Herney García-Perdomo, Ana María Autrán-Gómez, Wilfredo Donoso-Donoso

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Kidney transplantation (KTx) is the best therapeutic modality for end stage renal disease. Currently in Colombia there are approximately 2800 patients waiting for KTx. Historically, urologists have been in close contact with KTx, however in Colombia the interaction between urology and KT is scarce. OBJECTIVES: To determine the perceptions and KTx training level into colombian urology residents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective and descriptive study through 14 items survey applied to colombian urology residents. Data are summarized as means and Pearson Chi2 test was used to evaluate differences between qualitative variables. RESULTS: The study included 76 participants. More than half of the programs of urology residency in Colombia includes KTx training into their academic programs, 36.84% of participants have received formal training (lectures, rounds, clinical rotation, seminars) on KTx, 28.95% have participated into KTx procedure, 97.37% considered the KTx as a urological field, KTx is the urological area with least academic interest for the residents, 76.32% consider their training in KTx as insufficient. The main barrier identified to increase training in KTx during urology residency is the non-availability of a formal rotation. CONCLUSIONS: KTx is not an area of primary interest for the colombian urology residents. Although most residents identify the KTx as an area related to urology and that exposure to some phases of the KTx is acceptable, 76% of residents consider their transplant training as insufficient. The main barriers identified for the urology resident’s approach to KTx are modifiable.

Translated title of the contributionKidney transplantation into the urological training in Colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


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