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Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Sudanese Medical Doctors Towards Tacrolimus, at Ahmed Gasim Hospital, Kidney Transplant Center Unit, Khartoum, Sudan (2022 – 2023)

Author(s) Marvit Osman Widdatallah Omer, Yousif Omer Elgili Yousif, Abdallah Omer Alkhawad, Imad Taj Eldin
Country Sudan
Abstract Tacrolimus is one of the most commonly prescribed immunosuppressive drugs that varies between individuals depending on different ethnic groups, the presence of different CYP3A5 genetic variants, and the duration of time since the transplantation, which makes targeting optimal tacrolimus concentration levels more challenging. This study aimed to explore the knowledge, attitude, and practice of Sudanese medical doctors towards Tacrolimus. An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted on the Sudanese medical doctors in the nephrology clinic at Ahmed Gasim Hospital, Kidney Transplant Center Unit, Khartoum, Sudan, who were in direct contact with kidney transplant patients under tacrolimus treatment. Data were collected using a questionnaire modified to record the pharmacogenomic impact. The data were analyzed using a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Total of 15 medical doctors, Female 8 (53.3%) and male 7 (46.7%) with mean ± SD age of 31.60 ± (3.906). All of them were currently practicing in governmental hospitals (n=15; 83.3%), private hospitals (n=2; 11.1%), and private clinics (n=1; 6.7%). There were 67% of the medical doctors had high knowledge about the genetic profile of the patient's impact on the tacrolimus trough concentrations, while 66.7% of the medical doctors had low attitude levels toward tacrolimus. The observations among the different Sudanese ethnic groups tacrolimus trough concentrations were found to be variable, as Arabs and Fulani were observed to have low trough concentrations (n=6; 40%), while Nuba and Beja were observed to have high trough concentrations (n=5; 33.3%), instead of fur observed to had fluctuations (n=2; 13.3%). A significant correlation between practice toward tacrolimus with the location of practice, doctor specialty, and years of experience was found (P value ≤ 0.05). The medical doctors exerted a high level of knowledge about the impact of the genetic profile (metabolic alleles) in the dosing and dose adjustment of tacrolimus.
Keywords Medical doctors, Kidney transplant patients, Tacrolimus, Sudanese ethnic groups, Metabolic alleles (CYP3A5)
Field Medical / Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-05
Cite This Exploring the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Sudanese Medical Doctors Towards Tacrolimus, at Ahmed Gasim Hospital, Kidney Transplant Center Unit, Khartoum, Sudan (2022 – 2023) - Marvit Osman Widdatallah Omer, Yousif Omer Elgili Yousif, Abdallah Omer Alkhawad, Imad Taj Eldin - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.18851
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.18851
Short DOI https://doi.org/gttbjh

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