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Patient Willingness to Pay for a Kidney for Transplantation

Patient Willingness to Pay for a Kidney for Transplantation

Demand for kidneys by patients with ESRD far outweighs the supply. Proposed ideas for donor compensation are discussed.......[Read More]
An Expert Interview With Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD

An Expert Interview With Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD

Dramatic improvements in short-term outcomes have shifted the goal to sustaining graft function over time, forcing investigators to take a closer look at early contributors to late graft loss.......[Read More]
Simultaneous Liver - Kidney Transplantation Summit

Simultaneous Liver - Kidney Transplantation Summit

Learn more about patient and renal outcomes following liver transplantation from this expert review.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Kidney Transplant in Patient With Myeloma?

Ask the Experts - Kidney Transplant in Patient With Myeloma?

Should patients with multiple myeloma receive a renal transplant, and, if yes, what is the prognosis and the specific management of such transplanted patients? And if no, why not?......[Read More]
Major Challenges Limiting Liver Transplantation in the US

Major Challenges Limiting Liver Transplantation in the US

The authors discuss the critical obstacles that confront the field of liver transplantation today and identify solutions that can expand organ transplantation and improve care.......[Read More]
Causes of Late Graft Loss in Kidney Transplantation

Causes of Late Graft Loss in Kidney Transplantation

Two studies look at why long-term graft survival rates have not improved despite advances in immunosuppression.......[Read More]
The Impact of Morbidity and Mortality of Live Kidney Donation

The Impact of Morbidity and Mortality of Live Kidney Donation

Finally, much-needed data for long-term mortality of living kidney donors.......[Read More]
A New, Straightforward Assay for Anti-Endothelial Antibodies

A New, Straightforward Assay for Anti-Endothelial Antibodies

In this video blog, Ron Shapiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh, discusses findings showing that patients with the antibodies had more rejections after kidney transplantation than did patients without.......[Read More]
Dyslipidemia and Its Challenges in Renal Transplantation

Dyslipidemia and Its Challenges in Renal Transplantation

What do you know about treatment strategies for dyslipidemia in renal transplant recipients? Do the FDA simvastatin warnings affect kidney transplant recipients?......[Read More]
Histologic Findings of Acute Interstitial Nephritis?

Histologic Findings of Acute Interstitial Nephritis?

Expert's response to reader's question: What are the histologic findings of acute interstitial nephritis secondary to valganciclovir?......[Read More]
Alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) in Kidney Transplantation

Alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) in Kidney Transplantation

Although the original projections fell short for alemtuzumab utilization in kidney transplantation, protocol modifications have demonstrated promise that ultimately will require rigorous validation.......[Read More]
Treatment of Acute Humoral Rejection After Renal Transplantation

Treatment of Acute Humoral Rejection After Renal Transplantation

What is the best way to manage acute humoral rejection after renal transplantation?......[Read More]
Native Kidney Cancer in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Native Kidney Cancer in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

How should a patient with native kidney cancer stage pT2 discovered 3 years after kidney transplantation be managed?......[Read More]
Kidney Transplant Candidate With HCV Infection?

Kidney Transplant Candidate With HCV Infection?

What is the indication for a liver biopsy in the HCV-positive patient waiting for renal transplant?......[Read More]
4th International Congress on Lung Transplantation

4th International Congress on Lung Transplantation

Despite remarkable successes in lung transplantation, long-term survival rates for lung transplant recipients are considerably lower than those observed in kidney, heart, and liver transplant recipients.......[Read More]
Tacrolimus Dosing in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Tacrolimus Dosing in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Can tacrolimus be given in a single dose instead of 2 divided doses?......[Read More]
US Health Care Reform and Transplantation, Part II

US Health Care Reform and Transplantation, Part II

Dramatic expansion of publically funded health insurance coverage from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may help low-income individuals if multidisciplinary guidance is secured.......[Read More]
TNF-Alpha Antagonist to Treat Recurrent FSGS

TNF-Alpha Antagonist to Treat Recurrent FSGS

In this video blog, Ron Shapiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the first case report of successful anti-TNF-alpha treatment of a 15-year-old boy.......[Read More]
Prednisone-Free Maintenance Immunosuppression

Prednisone-Free Maintenance Immunosuppression

Recipients on a prednisone-free maintenance immunosuppression regimen had significantly fewer prednisone-related complications.......[Read More]
Active Coccidioidomycosis in Solid Organ Transplant

Active Coccidioidomycosis in Solid Organ Transplant

Solid organ transplant recipients who acquire coccidioidomycosis have high rates of disseminated infection and mortality, and diagnosis of infection is challenging. Which assays, if any, are more useful?......[Read More]