Posts Tagged ‘pre-transplant assessment’

October 1, 2011

A Prospective Longitudinal Study Evaluating the Usefulness of a T-Cell-Based Assay for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients


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Screening for tuberculosis (TB) prior to transplant is recommended prior to transplantation with either the tuberculin skin test or an interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) such as the T-SPOT.TB ELISPOT assay.  However, it is unclear which test would better predict post-transplant TB.  In this study, the authors enrolled 312 patients admitted for kidney transplant; all patients […]

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October 1, 2011

Cardiac Survival after Pre-emptive Coronary Angiography in Transplant Patients and Those Awaiting Transplantation


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Evaluation for cardiac ischemia is frequently part of the pre-transplant evaluation for renal transplant candidates, and frequently leads to angioplasty or bypass surgery. However, given the possibility of a long time period between cardiac evaluation and eventual transplant, it is unclear whether this reduces the risk of transplant surgery. In this single-centre study, patients who […]

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