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Major Factors Affecting Early Graft Function in Renal Transplant

Major Factors Affecting Early Graft Function in Renal Transplant

Dr. David Gerber responds to reader's question: What are the major factors affecting early graft function in renal transplantation?
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.
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?
Reducing Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation

Reducing Infection in Solid Organ Transplantation

Review important data to facilitate decisions regarding HIV and HCV nucleic acid testing for solid organ transplant donors.
Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation

Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation

Get updated on the latest means of prevention and treatment of biliary complications, a major source of morbidity after liver transplantation.
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?
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.
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?
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.