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Ask the Experts - Indications for Renal Transplantation, Patients With...

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 ...

Steroid-Free Immunosuppression Protocol

The North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study showed high-average prednisone dose was associated with poor growth outcome in children younger than 12 years of age.

Ask the Experts - Management of Fetus Born to Mother With Fulminant...

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 ...

Multi-organ Transplantation in the Setting of Scarcity

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.