Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

October 25, 2013

Immunosuppression Regimen and the Risk of Acute Rejection in HIV-Infected Kidney Transplant Recipients

Renal transplantation for carefully selected HIV-positive patients has become well-accepted over the last decade. There remain concerns about the risk of overimmunosuppression in this group, due to their pre-existing immunodeficiency due to HIV infection. In this US registry study, HIV-positive patients actually had a higher risk of acute rejection than HIV-negative recipients, but this increased […]

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June 21, 2013

Optimal Testing of the Live Organ Donor for Blood-Borne Viral Pathogens: The Report of a Consensus Conference

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Transmission of infection from donor to recipient is an an inherent risk in transplantation that can likely never be completely eliminated. This is true even in living donation, where transmission of hepatitis C and HIV has been reported. This paper reports the results of a conference on this topic. Most significant is the fact that […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation, Intestinal Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, Renal Transplantation, Transplant Infectious Disease, Uncategorized
October 30, 2012

HIV Screening Practices for Living Organ Donors, New York State, 2010: Need for Standard Policies.

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In 2010, transmission of HIV occurred in New York State from a living donor transplant. Following this, the authors report on a survey that was done in 18 New York State transplant centers to determine practices in evaluation and screening for HIV. The centers performed living donor kidney and liver transplants. All centers conducted HIV […]

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July 9, 2012

Outcome of HCV/HIV-Coinfected Liver Transplant Recipients: A Prospective and Multicenter Cohort Study

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The life expectancy of HIV positive persons has improved considerably in the past decade. Several countries are now performing kidney and liver transplants in HIV infected recipients. One of the leading indications for liver transplant in HIV patients is Hepatitis C. This study from Spain examines whether outcomes are similar in HCV/HIV coinfected patients as […]

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