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Contraindication to Organ Donation?

Contraindication to Organ Donation?

Is a positive drug screen for cocaine in a potential organ donor an absolute contraindication to donation?......[Read More]
Living-Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States

Living-Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States

Donor safety has been scrutinized by both the medical community and the media. Use of administrative data represents an important tool to facilitate a better understanding of donor risk factors.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Liver Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients?

Ask the Experts - Liver Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients?

I would like to know which hospitals in Europe (with the exception of Italy) have experience with liver transplantation in HIV-positive patients so that I may ask them about the possibility of transplanting our patient.......[Read More]
Screening to Prevent Polyoma Virus Nephropathy

Screening to Prevent Polyoma Virus Nephropathy

In a simulation model a screen vs no-screen strategy was compared. Screening may well be cost-effective if not cost saving in centers with high polyoma virus nephropathy rates.......[Read More]
February 2003: Cupid's Calling

February 2003: Cupid's Calling

I'm taking the opportunity during Heart Month to raise awareness of the organ donor shortage, and to recognize the role that heart transplantation plays in the treatment of heart disease.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Polyomavirus

Ask the Experts - Polyomavirus

Is quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for polyomavirus in urine and plasma essential for the management of polyomavirus infection before and after kidney transplantation?......[Read More]
Survival Benefit of Repeat Liver Transplantation in US

Survival Benefit of Repeat Liver Transplantation in US

Learn more about allocating scarce liver grafts, with MELD.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Role of Rh Antigens in Renal Transplantation?

Ask the Experts - Role of Rh Antigens in Renal Transplantation?

We want to do a renal transplant in which the living-related donor's (sister) blood group is O Rh+ and the recipient's blood group is O Rh- (male). ABO blood groups are compatible. Should we go ahead for tissue typing and lymphocyte crossmatch?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Exocrine Secretion in Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas...

Ask the Experts - Exocrine Secretion in Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas...

Our transplant service is beginning a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant program. How should we handle the exocrine secretion of pancreas, bladder, or ileoduodenal link?......[Read More]
Live Donor Liver Transplant: Alternative for Acute Liver Failure

Live Donor Liver Transplant: Alternative for Acute Liver Failure

What are the important differences between outcomes for patients with acute hepatic failure receiving living-donor vs deceased-donor liver transplants?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - BCG Vaccine in a Kidney Transplant Recipient?

Ask the Experts - BCG Vaccine in a Kidney Transplant Recipient?

A living unrelated kidney transplant recipient on tacrolimus, azathioprine, and prednisone was advised by her general practitioner to be vaccinated with bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) because her husband was diagnosed with leprosy. What is the risk of vaccination with BCG in the renal .........[Read More]
Living-Related Kidney Transplant With Positive B-cell Crossmatch

Living-Related Kidney Transplant With Positive B-cell Crossmatch

What is the best immunosuppressive protocol for a living-related kidney transplant with positive B-cell crossmatch (IgM type) and PRA 0%?......[Read More]
Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Screening in Potential Renal Transplant

Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Screening in Potential Renal Transplant

Renal transplantation screening benefits and limitations are outlined in this descriptive study comparing patients who had angiography and intervention with those who did not.......[Read More]
Exercise Training After Lung Transplantation

Exercise Training After Lung Transplantation

Does supervised exercise following hospital discharge reduce cardiovascular comorbidity in the first year after lung transplantation?......[Read More]
HCV Infection and Kidney Transplantation in 2014

HCV Infection and Kidney Transplantation in 2014

Get current on management strategies for HCV infection in kidney transplantation, learning more about recent advances in interferon-free treatment regimens.......[Read More]
Pediatric Renal Transplant Patients May Benefit From ECM

Pediatric Renal Transplant Patients May Benefit From ECM

In this video blog, Ron Shapiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh, reviews a study that documents a difference between mycophenolate mofetil and a new formulation in terms of their GI side effects.......[Read More]
MERS CoV Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients: Case Report

MERS CoV Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients: Case Report

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome infection is confirmed in 2 patients. What lessons can be learned?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus a Contraindication...

Ask the Experts - Is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus a Contraindication...

Is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) a contraindication for organ donation?......[Read More]
Donor-Specific HLA Alloantibodies in Liver Transplantation

Donor-Specific HLA Alloantibodies in Liver Transplantation

Advances in intensive care, immunosuppression, and disease management have dramatically improved liver allograft survival. What role is played by donor-specific HLA antibodies?......[Read More]