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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]
Risk Factors for Urinary Complications After Renal Transplantation

Risk Factors for Urinary Complications After Renal Transplantation

Urinary complications were observed in 6.2% of recipients, and were more frequent in males, blacks, and with the use of a "U"-stitch technique. Ureteric strictures increased the rate of graft loss.......[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]
Ask the Experts - Cognitive Deficits Pre- and Posttransplant in Heart...

Ask the Experts - Cognitive Deficits Pre- and Posttransplant in Heart...

Does evidence of cognitive deficits on Mini Mental Status Exam and/or neuropsychiatric testing prior to cardiac or lung transplantation predict posttransplant decline? If poor perfusion is hypothesized to be the source of cognitive deficits, will a healthy heart or lung(s) and improved central .........[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]
Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections: Fungi and Hepatitis

Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections: Fungi and Hepatitis

Data supported stopping Cryptococcus prophylaxis and the use of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for HCV coinfection......[Read More]
Mortality and CV Disease Among Older Live Kidney Donors

Mortality and CV Disease Among Older Live Kidney Donors

What do living kidney donors give up when they give the gift of life?......[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]
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]