Posts Tagged ‘sensitization’

November 18, 2011

Effect of sensitization in US heart transplant recipients bridged with a ventricular assist device: Update in a modern cohort


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This study reviewed outcomes of 1544 UNOS based patients bridged to transplant with the HeartMate II or Thoratec XVE devices based on distribution of percentage panel reactive antibody levels.  Contrary to some previously published single center studies and smaller cohorts, highly sensitized patients bridged to transplant experienced excellent survival outcomes after orthotopic heart transplantation.

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August 14, 2011

Current methodologies for detecting sensitization to HLA antigens


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This comprehensive review discusses the progression of tests used for HLA antibody detection over the last 40 years highlighting the limitations of each of the techniques. Much of the discussion is focused on the latest single antigen bead technology including its many advantages, listing of limitations relating to the technology and translation into accurate interpretation […]

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