Dr. David Gerber responds to reader's question: What are the major factors affecting early graft function in renal transplantation?
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.
Find out how efficient donor organ allocation can optimize transplant outcomes.
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?
Review important data to facilitate decisions regarding HIV and HCV nucleic acid testing for solid organ transplant donors.
Get updated on the latest means of prevention and treatment of biliary complications, a major source of morbidity after liver transplantation.
Is targeted antifungal prophylaxisfeasible and safe for liver transplant recipients?
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?
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?
Early rehospitalization after kidney transplantation is common, but does it predict future 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.
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.