Posts Tagged ‘PRA’

September 2, 2013

Influence of Race/Ethnic Differences in Pre-Transplant Panel Reactive Antibody on Outcomes in Heart Transplant Recipients.


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Racial and ethnic differences in long-term survival after HT are well recognized. This US study demonstrated that after adjusting for BMI, blood type, sensitization, presence of VAD at transplant, and region, both Black and Hispanic race/ethnicity ( β=0.046, p

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February 23, 2012

Allosensitization and outcomes in pediatric heart transplantation


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Allosensitization of pediatric heart transplant candidates continues to be a problem with uncertainty on the best clinical approach to manage these patients. Using data from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study, the current study examined >3000 patients listed for heart transplantation of which 2237 were transplanted with available panel reactive antibody (PRA) data. The outcomes for […]

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July 4, 2011

Calculated PRA: initial results show benefits for sensitized patients and a reduction in positive crossmatches


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Panel reactive antibody (PRA) has been the common measure of sensitization for transplant patients that estimates the likelihood of finding a crossmatch-compatible donor. However, estimates using class I or class II PRA values makes it difficult to estimate the actual probability of finding a suitable donor. The calculated PRA (CPRA) is a readout of unacceptable […]

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