What is the recommendation regarding the active use of marijuana in a patient with a history of substance abuse?
The incidence of cardiovascular disease in kidney transplant recipients is nearly twice that in the general population.
Learn to define clinically meaningful warning signals predicting the invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas -- in transplant recipients.
Find out how efficient donor organ allocation can optimize transplant outcomes.
Find out how marginal donor allocation puts more kidneys to work for patients awaiting kidney transplant.
Is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy a safe and effective way to get obese patients ready for kidney transplantation?
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.
Is it justified to select HCV-positive donors for pancreas transplantation?
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.
Transplantation of cultured human islet allografts results in reproducible insulin independence in all subjects under this regimen, comparable to that of the Edmonton protocol.
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.
How much does it cost to prepare to donate a kidney?
Transplant recipients should be routinely evaluated for CVD risk factors to improve cardiovascular health and extend graft and patient survival.
Is the duration of diabetes the most significant predictor of long-term mortality for adult liver transplant recipients?
What are the most common psychological disorders after live kidney donation?
How much does chronic exposure to cigarette smoke impact donor lung status?
September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The NCEP is pleased to present the 2005 National Cholesterol Education Month Kit online.
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 is common, but does it predict future outcomes?
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.