Posts Tagged ‘guidelines’

June 21, 2013

Special Issue: The American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Guidelines 3rd Edition


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This supplement to the American Journal of Transplantation is dedicated to transplant infectious diseases. The articles in the supplement are guidelines for various pathogens and infectious syndromes that affect transplant recipients. This is the 3rd edition of the guidelines and updates the previous edition published in 2009. Three new chapters were added to this edition: […]

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April 1, 2013

The 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for mechanical circulatory support: Executive summary.


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The Executive summary is provided. This is a comprehensive review of the currently recommended interdisciplinary management considerations in mechanical circulatory support patients.

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November 26, 2012

Blood pressure management in kidney transplant recipients

This is part of the recently published KDIGO guidelines for blood pressure management. As opposed to other sections of these guidelines, the authors recommend a target blood pressure < 130/80 for all patients regardless of degree of proteinuria. No specific class of antihypertensive agent is preferred in these guidelines.

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October 30, 2012

Donor-Derived Fungal Infections in Organ Transplant Recipients: Guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation, Infectious Diseases Community of Practice


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Fungal infections including candida and mould infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the post-transplant population. These guidelines of the American Society of Transplantation address the important issue of fungal transmission from donors. For example, donor-derived candidiasis can occur in kidney transplant recipients where preservative fluid contamination is a common source. This […]

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November 18, 2011

Screening and Follow-Up of Living Kidney Donors: A Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines


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Careful screening of potential living kidney donors is crucial to ensure that only appropriate patients are allowed to donate, and keep the risk of donation to a minimum. This systematic review found nine different sets of guidelines about living donor evaluation published over the last fifteen years. While there was broad agreement in most areas, […]

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