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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.
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.
Ask the Experts - Renal Transplant Recipient on Neoral Monotherapy?

Ask the Experts - Renal Transplant Recipient on Neoral Monotherapy?

A renal transplant patient who was switched from azathioprine to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) a few weeks ago (because of gout requiring permanent treatment with allopurinol), recently had mild, but clinically overt acute pancreatitis.
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.
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?
Donor Biopsy and Kidney Transplant Outcomes

Donor Biopsy and Kidney Transplant Outcomes

When biopsy findings are unexpected or incongruent with the clinical picture, it may be difficult to reconcile the factors most important in determining kidney utilization.
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.
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.