Posts Tagged ‘outcome’

October 30, 2012

Monitoring of Immunoglobulin Levels Identifies Kidney Transplant Recipients at High Risk of Infection


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Up to one-third of transplant recipients can develop hypogammaglobulinemia. However, it is controversial whether the presence of hypogammaglobulinemia leads to an increased risk of infections. Further, many transplant centers do not do routine monitoring for this. The authors of this paper prospectively monitored 226 kidney transplant patients at 0, 1, 6 months post-transplant. At one […]

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October 30, 2012

Monitoring of Immunoglobulin Levels Identifies Kidney Transplant Recipients at High Risk of Infection


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Up to one-third of transplant recipients can develop hypogammaglobulinemia. However, it is controversial whether the presence of hypogammaglobulinemia leads to an increased risk of infections. Further, many transplant centers do not do routine monitoring for this. The authors of this paper prospectively monitored 226 kidney transplant patients at 0, 1, 6 months post-transplant. At one […]

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October 30, 2012

Impact of expanded-criteria donors on patient survival after heart, lung, liver and combined organ transplantation


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A contemporary and Canadian perspective is presented on the outcomes following extended use donor criteria for solid organ transplant recipients. This Quebec based study analyzes outcomes in nonrenal organ groups.

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation
April 14, 2012

Peripartum cardiomyopathy: Post-transplant outcomes from the united network for organ sharing database.


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The purpose of this study was to attempt to settle the controversies regarding outcomes in peripartum cardiomyopathy cardiac transplant recipients through an analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database.  This group of peripartum cardiomyopathy patients in the UNOS database have baseline characteristics suggesting higher acuity: more were hospitalized at the time of […]

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April 14, 2012

The Fourth INTERMACS Annual Report: 4,000 implants and counting.


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The Annual Report is now available for review and summarizes the registry’s first 5 years of data collection on mechanical circulatory support recipients.

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
April 14, 2012

Factors associated with 5-year survival in older heart transplant recipients.


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The number of elderly patients being considered for heart transplant continues to increase. This study analyzed multiple recipient, donor, and transplant data to identify the predictors of 5-year survival in over 5000 patients older than 60 years.

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November 18, 2011

Is It Time to Extend Liver Acceptance Criteria for Controlled Donors After Cardiac Death?


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Donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver transplantation is a rapidly growing source of organs. However the outcomes have been shown to be inferior compared to donation after brain death grafts. Selection of DCD recipients is crucial in order to obtain good outcomes. In this article the authors describe results using carefully selected donors beyond the […]

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