Posts Tagged ‘kidney transplant’

June 21, 2013

Simultaneous Thoracic and Abdominal Transplantation: Can We Justify Two Organs for One Recipient?


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This paper reviews the outcomes documented in the UNOS database for recipients of simulataneous thoracic and abdominal transplants. An interesting ethical discussion concludes the article.

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June 21, 2013

Molecular Diagnosis of Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Human Kidney Transplants


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The diagnosis of late antibody-mediated rejection (AbMR) by conventional methods can be inaccurate due to the high degree of variability in the histologic lesions and the guidelines used to interpret such lesions. In the study by Sellares et. al. a gene expression based classifier was developed to assign the probability of AbMR to each biopsy […]

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July 9, 2012

Post-transplant malignancy: reducing the risk in kidney transplant recipients


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Post-transplant malignancy, one of the most common causes of death following transplantation, is linked to both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. This publication reviews the scope of the problem of post-transplant malignancy, its pathogenesis, and strategies for prevention, with attention to the impact of various immunosuppressive strategies. The systematic review included a Medline search of […]

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November 18, 2011

Better off living–the ethics of the new UNOS proposal for allocating kidneys for transplantation


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This article, part of CJASN’s new section on public policy, critically analyzes the new policy proposal by UNOS to allocate deceased donors kidneys in the UNOS.  The authors examine several potential objections: 1. Is waiting time a fair way to rank order patients since there are disparities in gaining access to listing? 2. It is […]

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October 1, 2011

Psychiatric issues in pediatric organ transplantation


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This issue is special edition of Pediatric Clinics of North America that delves into the interface between children’s mental health and transplantation. Dr. Stuber provides an extensive review of the latest knowledge on psychosocial and psychiatric aspects related to pediatric solid organ transplantation, covering the spectrum from pre-transplant assessment to long term post transplantation. Issues […]

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August 14, 2011

The Impact of Pancreas Transplantation on Kidney Allograft Survival


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Pancreas-after-kidney (PAK) transplantation optimizes the use of living-donor kidneys and addresses the problems of both type I diabetes and end-stage renal disease. However, there are concerns about requiring patients to undergo two operations, as well as the impact that the more intense immunosuppression early post-pancreas transplant may have on renal allograft function. This registry study […]

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June 17, 2011

Lack of Listing Status Awareness: Results of a Single-Center Survey of Hemodialysis Patients.


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The authors evaluated listing status awareness of hemodialysis patients, mostly African Americans, at a single centre in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  They found that 53% of their patients who were currently undergoing transplant evaluation (18/34) thought that they were already active on the waiting list.  This study highlights an important miscommunication within that particular transplant centre, […]

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