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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]
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]
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]
Ask the Experts - Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure?

Ask the Experts - Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure?

Are there updated guidelines for treatment and management of fulminant liver failure? I'm interested in both the pre- and posttransplant treatment and management, and in the evaluation of the need for transplant.......[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]
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]
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]
Transplantation of Kidneys From Deceased Donors

Transplantation of Kidneys From Deceased Donors

This bold and provocative study underscores the importance of initial (or admission) renal function as opposed to terminal renal function when deliberating on organ offers.......[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]
Long-Term Use of MMF Associated With Less Risk of Late Rejection

Long-Term Use of MMF Associated With Less Risk of Late Rejection

Long-Term Use of MMF: Interview With Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD......[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]
Costs Among Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation

Costs Among Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation

What's the economic burden of liver disease -- in the pre-transplant phase?......[Read More]
Treatment of Hepatitis After Kidney Transplantation?

Treatment of Hepatitis After Kidney Transplantation?

What is your recommendation for treatment of acute hepatitis after kidney 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]
Coccidioidomycosis in Liver Transplant in an Endemic Area

Coccidioidomycosis in Liver Transplant in an Endemic Area

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that's endemic to the Southwestern US and may have an unwanted impact on liver transplant recipients.......[Read More]
Risk Factors for Retransplant Kidney Recipients

Risk Factors for Retransplant Kidney Recipients

Are outcomes from initial transplants significant risk factors for repeat transplants or relisting -- after a failed primary transplant?......[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]
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]
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]
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]