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Complications of Living Donor Hepatic Lobectomy

Complications of Living Donor Hepatic Lobectomy

This report quantifies the complication risk in living donor liver transplants and should be used to inform decision making by potential donors and their caregivers.......[Read More]
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]
July 2003: This Is What You Said . . .

July 2003: This Is What You Said . . .

Some of you thanked us for the interview, but most who wrote were pointedly critical of Dr. Kerridge's remarks and equally of our decision to post the interview.......[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]
PTLD in a Kidney Transplant Recipient?

PTLD in a Kidney Transplant Recipient?

What do you think about treatment with rituximab (intravenous or intrathecal) in a kidney transplant recipient with brain lymphoma ?......[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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 - 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]
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]