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Mycophenolate Mofetil and AZA/Tacrolimus After Kidney Transplantation

Mycophenolate Mofetil and AZA/Tacrolimus After Kidney Transplantation

Two rival journals publish similar studies with seemingly disparate conclusions.......[Read More]
FTY720 versus MMF with Cyclosporine in de novo Renal Transplantation

FTY720 versus MMF with Cyclosporine in de novo Renal Transplantation

Macular edema and lower creatinine clearance with FTY720 in de novo transplantation needs further investigation.......[Read More]
Antigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized Patients

Antigens Ease Kidney Transplant for Sensitized Patients

Multi-center kidney paired donation is an exciting new transplant option that hasn't yet approached its full potential.......[Read More]
Everolimus vs Mycophenolate Mofetil in Heart Transplantation

Everolimus vs Mycophenolate Mofetil in Heart Transplantation

In an open-label, 24-month trial, 721 de novo heart transplant recipients were randomized to everolimus 1.5 mg or 3.0 mg with reduced-dose cyclosporine, or mycophenolate mofetil 3 g/day with standard-dose cyclosporine.......[Read More]
Acute or Chronic Antibody-Mediated Rejection and Long-term Outcomes Following Transplantation

Acute or Chronic Antibody-Mediated Rejection and Long-term Outcomes Following Transplantation

Two new studies examine human leukocyte antigen antibody and donor-specific antibody levels in patients with acute rejection.......[Read More]
Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation

Biliary Complications After Liver Transplantation

Get updated on the latest means of prevention and treatment of biliary complications, a major source of morbidity after liver transplantation.......[Read More]
Renal Allograft Loss After Early Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Renal Allograft Loss After Early Antibody-Mediated Rejection

Do patients with subclinical rejection have higher rates of graft loss than AMR-free matched controls?......[Read More]
Treatment of Pancreas Allograft Rejection?

Treatment of Pancreas Allograft Rejection?

What are the recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of pancreas allograft rejection?......[Read More]
Long-Term Prospective Study of Steroid Withdrawal in Kidney and

Long-Term Prospective Study of Steroid Withdrawal in Kidney and

A large prospective study of steroid withdrawal was performed to analyze long-term graft and patient outcome in renal and heart transplant recipients.......[Read More]
Low Glomerular Filtration Rate in Kidney Transplant Recipient?

Low Glomerular Filtration Rate in Kidney Transplant Recipient?

What is the significance of low glomerular filtration rate in the early posttransplant (kidney) period?......[Read More]
Antiretrovirals and Other Treatments for Africa

Antiretrovirals and Other Treatments for Africa

There is slow but definite progress in training health workers, providing medications, and developing affordable tests.......[Read More]
Comparison of Sirolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil?

Comparison of Sirolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil?

Are there comparative trials between sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil?......[Read More]
Importance of Organ Size in Kidney Transplantation

Importance of Organ Size in Kidney Transplantation

What happens when a relatively small kidney is transplanted into a large recipient?......[Read More]
Preserved Endocrine Function in a Pancreas Transplantation

Preserved Endocrine Function in a Pancreas Transplantation

A unique case of a pancreas-after-kidney transplant recipient is described, including the rare presentation of pancreatic panniculitis.......[Read More]
December 2002: One Death, Many Questions

December 2002: One Death, Many Questions

As 2002 draws to a close, it seems fitting to reflect on events that have shaped opinion, policy, and practice in transplantation this year and will likely continue to do so in 2003.......[Read More]
Postoperative Pain Management in the Addicted Patient?

Postoperative Pain Management in the Addicted Patient?

What are the current recommendations regarding postoperative pain management in previously addicted patient?......[Read More]
Malignancy After Heart Transplantation: Incidence, Prognosis

Malignancy After Heart Transplantation: Incidence, Prognosis

A retrospective analysis of 3393 patients investigated the incidence and prognosis of neoplasia, and the influence of antiviral prophylaxis.......[Read More]
Donor-Specific Antibody and the Implications for Outcomes

Donor-Specific Antibody and the Implications for Outcomes

In this video blog, Ron Shapiro, MD, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the results of a single-center review of acute kidney rejection.......[Read More]
Use of Extension Venous Graft for Pancreas Transplantation?

Use of Extension Venous Graft for Pancreas Transplantation?

Is it necessary to use an extension venous graft in all cases for pancreas transplantation?......[Read More]
Kidney-Liver Transplantation in Patient With Hemophilia

Kidney-Liver Transplantation in Patient With Hemophilia

Should a patient with ESRD, hemophilia B, and noncirrhotic HCV infection be considered for kidney-liver transplantation?......[Read More]