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Anticoagulant Therapy After Thrombectomy of the Hepatic Artery

Anticoagulant Therapy After Thrombectomy of the Hepatic Artery

What is the optimum anticoagulant protocol after thrombectomy (surgical) of the hepatic artery 3 days after living-donor liver transplantation?......[Read More]
Overview of Large Database Analysis in Renal Transplantation

Overview of Large Database Analysis in Renal Transplantation

The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) is the unified transplant network established by the United States Congress under the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) of 1984 to be operated by a private, nonprofit organization under federal contract.......[Read More]
Tacrolimus Dosing in a Patient With Excellent Renal Function?

Tacrolimus Dosing in a Patient With Excellent Renal Function?

Ask the Expert's response to reader's question: Should I increase the TAC dose even though the patient's renal function is excellent?......[Read More]
Is Intracranial Malignancy a Contraindication to Kidney Donation?

Is Intracranial Malignancy a Contraindication to Kidney Donation?

A large retrospective review challenges current notions about using organs from donors with certain malignancies.......[Read More]
Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation?

Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation?

Does my patient's high level of C peptide exclude him from simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation, or is kidney transplantation alone indicated?......[Read More]
A Comparison of Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine in Liver

A Comparison of Tacrolimus and Cyclosporine in Liver

Which calcineurin inhibitor was associated with significantly better blood pressure and serum lipid levels?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Kidney Transplant Candidate With HCV Infection?

Ask the Experts - Kidney Transplant Candidate With HCV Infection?

A 39-year-old white female on peritoneal dialysis has a matching kidney donor for transplant. Before the transplant, she was found to be hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive with a viral load of 826,000 copies per mL, genotype 1a, and her liver biopsy showed mild activity with minimal fibrosis. Her .........[Read More]
Kidney Transplantation in Patient With History of Teratoma?

Kidney Transplantation in Patient With History of Teratoma?

Ask the Experts: Should a patient with a history of a benign cystic teratoma be transplanted?......[Read More]
New Renal Transplant Registry Targets Immune Tolerance

New Renal Transplant Registry Targets Immune Tolerance

In the past 2 decades, progress has intensified such that regimens designed to produce tolerance are now being clinically evaluated in human transplant recipients.......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Donor Selection for Pancreas Transplantation?

Ask the Experts - Donor Selection for Pancreas Transplantation?

What are the donor exclusion criteria, with special reference to fatty pancreas, for pancreas transplantation?......[Read More]
Ask the Experts - Alcoholism and Liver Transplantation?

Ask the Experts - Alcoholism and Liver Transplantation?

How do you determine whether a patient in need of liver transplantation with alcoholic liver disease, who declares he is not drinking alcohol anymore, still drinks or really has stopped drinking?......[Read More]
Protocol Biopsies After Pancreas Transplantation Alone?

Protocol Biopsies After Pancreas Transplantation Alone?

Ask the Experts: What is your opinion of protocol biopsies after pancreas alone transplantation (PTA)?......[Read More]
Frailty and Readmission After Kidney Transplantation

Frailty and Readmission After Kidney Transplantation

How can we keep frail kidney transplant recipients from being readmitted?......[Read More]
Improvement in Long-Term Renal Graft Survival Due to CMV Prophylaxis

Improvement in Long-Term Renal Graft Survival Due to CMV Prophylaxis

Which approach, oral ganciclovir prophylaxis or intravenous preemptive therapy for prevention of CMV infection, has better outcomes?......[Read More]
Beginning Immunosuppression Before Transplantation?

Beginning Immunosuppression Before Transplantation?

Can sirolimus be started before renal transplantation to facilitate adequate immunosuppression beforehand, especially in a patient in whom an earlier renal transplant was rejected?......[Read More]
Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Living Donor Liver Transplantation:

Auxiliary Partial Orthotopic Living Donor Liver Transplantation:

Results of this study suggest that the indications for APOLT should be reconsidered in view of the risk for complications and retransplantation.......[Read More]
Antigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized Patients

Antigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized Patients

Multi-center kidney paired donation is an exciting new transplant option that hasn't yet approached its full potential.......[Read More]
Severe LVSD May Reverse with Renal Transplantation

Severe LVSD May Reverse with Renal Transplantation

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the concomitant uremic milieu are often associated with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). Can kidney transplantation reverse CKD associated LVSD?......[Read More]
Preemptive Renal Transplantation: Why Not?

Preemptive Renal Transplantation: Why Not?

Dialysis has been the traditional initial choice of renal replacement therapy for persons who develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD).......[Read More]
Kidney Transplant Outcomes in HIV-Infected Recipients

Kidney Transplant Outcomes in HIV-Infected Recipients

How viable is kidney transplantation for patients infected with HIV?......[Read More]