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Ask the Experts - Transplanting the Patient With a Substance Abuse?

Ask the Experts - Transplanting the Patient With a Substance Abuse?

What is the recommendation regarding the active use of marijuana in a patient with a history of substance abuse?
Cardiovascular Disease in Transplant Recipients

Cardiovascular Disease in Transplant Recipients

The incidence of cardiovascular disease in kidney transplant recipients is nearly twice that in the general population.
Pain Identifies Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant

Pain Identifies Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Organ Transplant

Learn to define clinically meaningful warning signals predicting the invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas -- in transplant recipients.
Introduction of the Lung Allocation Score in Germany

Introduction of the Lung Allocation Score in Germany

Find out how efficient donor organ allocation can optimize transplant outcomes.
Transplant Outcome and Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Transplant Outcome and Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Find strategies to minimize this emerging threat in the vulnerable population of solid organ transplant recipients.
Targeted vs Universal Antifungal Prophylaxis in Liver Transplant

Targeted vs Universal Antifungal Prophylaxis in Liver Transplant

Is targeted antifungal prophylaxisfeasible and safe for liver transplant recipients?
Kidney Donor Profile Index of Marginal Donors

Kidney Donor Profile Index of Marginal Donors

Find out how marginal donor allocation puts more kidneys to work for patients awaiting kidney transplant.
Addressing Morbid Obesity as a Renal Transplantation Barrier

Addressing Morbid Obesity as a Renal Transplantation Barrier

Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a safe and effective way to get obese patients ready for kidney transplantation?
Ask the Experts - Difference in Mechanisms of Action of...

Ask the Experts - Difference in Mechanisms of Action of...

Why does tacrolimus reverse ongoing acute rejection (even in refractory cases), whereas even high-dose cyclosporine does not?
Use of HCV-Positive Donors?

Use of HCV-Positive Donors?

Is it justified to select HCV-positive donors for pancreas transplantation?
Ask the Experts - Chronic Renal Allograft Rejection?

Ask the Experts - Chronic Renal Allograft Rejection?

Although I am a physician (in general primary care), I am also a transplant patient. I had a previous transplant from 1983 to 1995. I now have a 5-year-old second kidney transplant, which seems to be suffering chronic rejection.
PTDM and Acute Rejection

PTDM and Acute Rejection

The paradigm has shifted from an emphasis on short-term immunologic to long-term nonimmunologic outcomes as the ultimate measure of success in kidney transplantation.
Bortezomob for Treatment of Humoral Rejection

Bortezomob for Treatment of Humoral Rejection

In this video blog Ron Shapiro, MD discusses emerging data on the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, a chemotherapeutic agent that targets plasma cells, for treatment of humoral rejection.
Predonation Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney

Predonation Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney

How much does it cost to prepare to donate a kidney?
Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia

Diabetes, Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia

Is the duration of diabetes the most significant predictor of long-term mortality for adult liver transplant recipients?
Psychological Disorders After Live Kidney Donation

Psychological Disorders After Live Kidney Donation

What are the most common psychological disorders after live kidney donation?
Donor Smoking Associated With Pulmonary Edema

Donor Smoking Associated With Pulmonary Edema

How much does chronic exposure to cigarette smoke impact donor lung status?
National Cholesterol Education Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The NCEP is pleased to present the 2005 National Cholesterol Education Month Kit online.
Xenotransplantation Action Plan

Xenotransplantation Action Plan

Recognizing that transplantation of nonhuman live cells presents a risk of introducing infectious diseases into the human population, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research initiated a Xenotransplantation Action Plan.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Related Conditions

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Related Conditions

The optimal therapeutic regimen for lupus nephritis is hotly debated, as a significant number of patients progress to ESRD and require dialysis and renal transplantation.