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Renal Allograft Loss After Early Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Renal Allograft Loss After Early Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Do patients with subclinical rejection have higher rates of graft loss than AMR-free matched controls?
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.
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.
Ask the Experts - IV Ganciclovir Prophylaxis for CMV Infection?

Ask the Experts - IV Ganciclovir Prophylaxis for CMV Infection?

Is there any evidence for use of parenteral ganciclovir for prophylaxis against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in high-risk patients, especially when the oral formulation is not available?
Persistent Glomerular Hematuria in Living Kidney Donors Confers a Risk

Persistent Glomerular Hematuria in Living Kidney Donors Confers a Risk

Potential donors with persistent or intermittent glomerular hematuria may need a closer look before getting a green light for donation.
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.
Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using Cultured

Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using Cultured

Transplantation of cultured human islet allografts results in reproducible insulin independence in all subjects under this regimen, comparable to that of the Edmonton protocol.
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?
PTDM and Cardiovascular Complications

PTDM and Cardiovascular Complications

Transplant recipients should be routinely evaluated for CVD risk factors to improve cardiovascular health and extend graft and patient survival.
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.
Early Rehospitalization After Kidney Transplantation

Early Rehospitalization After Kidney Transplantation

Early rehospitalization after kidney transplantation is common, but does it predict future outcomes?
Steroid-Free Regimens Associated With Good Medium-Term Outcomes

Steroid-Free Regimens Associated With Good Medium-Term Outcomes

In this video blog, Ron Shapiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh, discusses a new study which suggests that we can continue to explore regimens that involve steroid avoidance after renal transplantation.
Controlling Skin Cancer in Renal Transplant Patients

Controlling Skin Cancer in Renal Transplant Patients

Can conversion to sirolimus immunosuppression reduce the recurrence of skin cancer in renal transplant patients? Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses a randomized, controlled study that shows promising results.