Organ Transplants & Donation : Health & Medical
Kidney donor (living-related) has mild asymptomatic proteinuria on routine urine analysis; otherwise, all other findings are normal. Is this considered a contraindication for renal transplantation?
Should the patient's immunosuppression be decreased or even discontinued to prevent expansion of the hepatocellular carcinoma?
Is bigger more dangerous - when it comes to donor hepatectomy?
Does anyone have experience in gastric bypass as a pretransplant therapy for morbidly obese end-stage renal disease patients?
The patient is a 30-year-old female with chronic renal insufficiency and on hemodialysis since 1997. She had melanoma that was successfully operated on 10 years ago. Is she a suitable candidate for renal transplantation? In general, what are the limits and indications for transplantation in ...
Advances in intensive care, immunosuppression, and disease management have dramatically improved liver allograft survival. What role is played by donor-specific HLA antibodies?
Cirrhosis resulting from hepatitis C virus (HCV) is currently the most common indication for liver transplantation (OLT) in the United States.
After excluding the most common causes of chronic cough in a kidney transplant recipient, may we ascribe the cough to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)?
Posttransplant diabetes mellitus is a strong, independent predictor of renal graft failure and patient mortality.
Can high serum levels of tacrolimus cause vasculitis and/or arteritis (evident in the renal graft biopsy)? Can this result in renal vein thrombosis?
A week ago, we performed emergency living-related liver transplantation for a 28-year-old woman with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) who was 15 weeks pregnant. She is doing very well, and her fetus is alive. The fetus has gone through FHF and has been exposed to irradiation for preoperative ...
Does an economic analysis of cost-effectiveness make the buying and selling of organs by society ethically acceptable? Would such a market be acceptable health policy?
One-year results of the phase 3 US multicenter trial comparing tacrolimus and cyclosporine revealed a significant reduction in acute rejection episodes in kidney transplant recipients on tacrolimus.
A multitasking transplantation may have certain efficiencies but is it equitable?
Multi-organ transplantation offers substantial benefits, including avoiding serial surgeries. However, multi-organ transplant candidates in the US commonly receive priority for their nonprimary organ over many who need that organ, which may undermine equity.
I would like to know about the use of prostaglandin E1 in the treatment of primary nonfunction of a transplanted liver.
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