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Ask the Experts - Donor Kidney With Two Renal Veins

Ask the Experts - Donor Kidney With Two Renal Veins

Preoperatively, the CT-directed angiogram showed 2 renal veins and a solitary renal artery on a donor kidney. Should both renal veins be anastomosed to the iliac vein?......[Read More]
Posttransplant Pregnancy

Posttransplant Pregnancy

Because the teratogenicity of newer immunosuppressive agents is unknown, it is unclear in this era how to best manage solid organ transplant recipients who become pregnant.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Renal Transplantation in Patient With...

Ask the Experts - Renal Transplantation in Patient With...

I have a 54-year-old male patient with chronic renal failure scheduled for renal transplantation. He was recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome type 1. Should I proceed with transplantation once the condition is treated and the blood counts return to normal?......[Read More]
Sirolimus for Renal Transplant Recipients

Sirolimus for Renal Transplant Recipients

In kidney transplant patients, sirolimus has antineoplastic effects and may reduce skin cancer rates. Which patients need it?......[Read More]
Robotic Transplant Nephrectomy for Failed Renal Allograft

Robotic Transplant Nephrectomy for Failed Renal Allograft

Take a look at the first robotic trans-abdominal transplant nephrectomy in this case report of a 34-year-old male with Alport's syndrome.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Selection Criteria for and Outcomes of Pancreatic...

Ask the Experts - Selection Criteria for and Outcomes of Pancreatic...

I am an internist. I have a patient with diabetes mellitus type 1 of over 10 years duration. Could you give me details on the current status of pancreatic transplantation with regards to patient selection criteria and outcomes. Also, which center in southern California is most active in pancreatic t......[Read More]
DDAs for Chronic HCV Infection in Liver Transplant Patients

DDAs for Chronic HCV Infection in Liver Transplant Patients

Direct acting antiviral agents provide new opportunities for treatment of HCV recurrence, but are there pitfalls?......[Read More]
American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunology

American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunology

DCs hold future promise for significant clinical application in solid organ transplantation.......[Read More]
Diagnostic Criteria for CMV Seropositivity?

Diagnostic Criteria for CMV Seropositivity?

What are the diagnostic criteria for cytomegalovirus (CMV) seropositivity: IgM, IgG, PCR, or leukocytic viral DNA?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Donor-Transmitted Hairy Cell Leukemia?

Ask the Experts - Donor-Transmitted Hairy Cell Leukemia?

I transplanted a kidney from a 26-year-old male who died as a result of head and abdominal trauma sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Splenic injury required a splenectomy. It was prospectively found from splenic histology and flow cytometry that the donor had hairy cell leukemia (or splenic .........[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Management of Renal Transplant Recipient With...

Ask the Experts - Management of Renal Transplant Recipient With...

I have a patient 9 months post renal transplantation who has developed calciphylaxis and had pretransplant hyperparathyroidism that is now controlled. Any thoughts about pathogenesis and treatment options?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Bone Disease in Renal Transplant Recipient?

Ask the Experts - Bone Disease in Renal Transplant Recipient?

A 23-year-old renal transplant recipient, maintained for 5 years on cyclosporine, azathioprine, and prednisone, is facing a return to dialysis. A few months ago I discontinued corticosteroids because of decalcification of his bones. He has very bad bone pain and I am afraid he is about to start .........[Read More]
Use of ACE Inhibitors After Renal Transplantation?

Use of ACE Inhibitors After Renal Transplantation?

Ask the Experts: What are the current recommendations regarding use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for hypertension after renal transplantation?......[Read More]
Hepatic Preservation Injury After Adult Liver Transplantation

Hepatic Preservation Injury After Adult Liver Transplantation

The liver has been one of the most difficult solid organs to preserve; however, several advances in preservation have improved liver transplantation results.......[Read More]
New Insights into the Pathogenesis and the Therapy of Recurrent

New Insights into the Pathogenesis and the Therapy of Recurrent

Recent findings on podocin genomics, the permeability factor and CD80 expression may ultimately lead to a better understanding of recurrent FSGS.......[Read More]
Primum Non Nocere: Is CKD Staging Appropriate in Living Kidney Transplants?

Primum Non Nocere: Is CKD Staging Appropriate in Living Kidney Transplants?

Do measured and estimated glomerular filtration rates serve as a method for staging chronic kidney disease in renal transplant living donors?......[Read More]
Sirolimus Versus Cyclosporine in Kidney Recipients

Sirolimus Versus Cyclosporine in Kidney Recipients

In this study, a calcineurin inhibitor-free regimen using sirolimus-MMF was as effective as a cyclosporine-based regimen in terms of survival, rejection, and renal function.......[Read More]
Progress in Clinical Organ Transplantation

Progress in Clinical Organ Transplantation

The history of organ transplantation is marked by accounts of seemingly impossible dreams, unanswerable questions, and heroic experiments in the face of what at the time appeared to be overwhelming odds. Yet, the pioneers, humble as they were, persevered and the field is what it is today, thus far b......[Read More]
Genomic Profiles, Allograft Dysfunction, and Liver Transplant

Genomic Profiles, Allograft Dysfunction, and Liver Transplant

Find out more about the molecular mechanisms involved in early allograft dysfunction, along with gene expression signatures.......[Read More]
Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma in Cirrhotic Patients

Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma in Cirrhotic Patients

Learn about the risk factors for tumor recurrence after liver transplantation -- in cirrhotic patients found to have an intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.......[Read More]