Validation of the Pancreas Donor Risk Index for use in a UK population.
Mittal S., Lee FJ., Bradbury L., Collett D., Reddy S., Sinha S., Sharples E., Ploeg RJ., Friend PJ., Vaidya A.
Pancreas graft failure rates remain substantial. The PDRI can be used at the time of organ offering, to predict one-year graft survival. This study aimed to validate the PDRI for a UK population. Data for 1021 pancreas transplants were retrieved from a national database for all pancreas transplants. Cases were categorized by PDRI quartile and compared for death-censored graft survival. Significant differences were observed between the UK and US cohorts. The PDRI accurately discriminated graft survival for SPK and was associated with a hazard ratio of 1.52 (P = 0.009) in this group. However, in the PTA and PAK groups, no association between PDRI quartile and graft survival was observed. This is the largest study to validate the PDRI in a European cohort and has shown for the first time that the PDRI can be used as a tool to predict graft survival in SPK transplantation, but not PTA or PAK transplantation.