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Immunosuppression in Pediatric Thoracic Transplantation

4.10 - Immunosuppression in Ped Thoracic TX (Lung)

Presenter: Christian, Benden, Zurich, Switzerland


Recommended Literature (in chronological order) 

1. Schmid FA, Inci I, Bürgi U, et al. Favourable outcome of children and adolescents undergoing lung transplantation at a European adult center in the new era. Pediatr Pulmonol (in press) 

2. Hayes D Jr, Benden C, Sweet SC, Conrad CK. Current state of pediatric lung transplantation. Lung 2015; 193: 629-637 

3. Goldfarb SB, Benden C, Edwards LB, et al. The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: eighteenth pediatric lung and heart-lung transplantation report – 2015; focus theme: early graft failure. J Heart Lung Transplant 2015; 34: 1255-1263 

4. Hayes D Jr, McConnell PI, Tobias JD, et al. Survival in children on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation at the time of lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2015; 19: 87-93 

5. Weill D, Benden C, Corris PA, et al. A consensus document for the selection of lung transplant candidates: 2014--an update from the Pulmonary Transplantation Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015; 34: 1-15 

6. Hayes D Jr, McCoy KS, Whitson BA, et al. High-risk age window for mortality in children with cystic fibrosis after lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2015; 19: 206-210 

7. Hayes D Jr, Kirkby S, Wehr AM, et al. A contemporary analysis of induction immunosuppression in pediatric lung transplant recipients. Transpl Int 2014; 27: 211-218 

8. Hayes D Jr, Naguib A, Kirkby S, et al. Comprehensive evaluation of lung allograft function in infants after lung and heart-lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2014; 33: 507-513 

9. Hayes D Jr, Baker PB, Kopp BT, et al. Surveillance transbronchial biopsies in infant lung and heart-lung transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant 2013; 17: 670-675 

10. ISHLT Monograph Series. Pediatric lung transplantation. Eds: Goldfarb S, Benden C, Sweet S, Kirklin JK. UAB Printing 2013; Vol. 7 

11. Gruber S, Eiwegger T, Nachbaur E, et al. Lung transplantation in children and young adults: a 20 years single center experience. Eur Respir J 2012; 40: 462-469 

12. Coelho T, Tredger M, Dhawan A. Current status of immunosuppressive agents for solid organ transplantation in children. Pediatr Transplant 2012; 16: 102-122 

13. Grasemann H, de Perrot M, Bendiak GN, et al. ABO-incompatible lung transplantation in an infant. Am J Transplant 2012; 12: 779-781

14. Schaellibaum G, Lammers AE, Faro A, et al. Bilateral lung transplantation for pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension: a multi-center experience. Pediatr Pulmonol 2011; 46: 1121-1127 

15. Huddleston CB. Pediatric lung transplantation. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2011; 13: 68-78 

16. Urschel S, Rieck BD, Birnbaum J, et al. Impaired cellular immune response to diphtheria and tetanus vaccines in children after thoracic transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2011; 15: 272-280 

17. Zafar F, Heinle JS, Schecter MG, et al. Two decades of pediatric lung transplant in the United States: have we improved? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 141: 828-832 

18. Scully BB, Zafar F, Schecter MG, et al. Lung retransplantation in children: appropriate when selectively applied. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91: 574-579 

19. LaRosa C, Glah C, Baluarte HJ, Meyers KE. Solid-organ transplantation in childhood: transitioning to adult health care. Pediatrics 2011; 127: 742-753 

20. Shellmer DA, Dabbs AD, Dew MA. Medical adherence in pediatric organ transplantation: what are the next steps? Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2011; 16: 509-514 

21. Benden C, Inci I, Weder W, Boehler A. Size-reduced lung transplantation in children – an option worth to consider. Pediatr Transplant 2010; 14: 529-538 

22. Mueller C, Hansen G, Ballmann M, et al. Size reduction of donor organs in pediatric lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2010; 14: 364-368 

23. Hofer M, Benden C, Inci I, et al. True survival benefit of lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis patients: the Zurich experience. J Heart Lung Transplant 2009; 28: 334-339 

24. Benden C, Dipchand A, Danziger-Isakov LA, et al. Pediatric transplantation: ten years on. Pediatr Transplant 2009; 13: 272-277 

25. Benden C, Kansra S, Ridout DA, et al. Chronic kidney disease in children following lung and heart-lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2009; 13: 104-110 

26. Goerler H, Strueber M, Ballmann M, et al. Lung and heart-lung transplantation in children and adolescents: a long-term single center experience. J Heart Lung Transplant 2009; 28: 243-248 

27. Danziger-Isakov LA, Worley S, Arrigain S, et al. Increased mortality after pulmonary fungal infection within the first year after pediatric lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2008; 27: 655-661 

28. Sarwal M, Pascual J. Immunosuppression minimization in pediatric transplantation. Am J Transplant 2007: 7: 2227-2235

29. Elizur A, Sweet SC, Huddleston CB, et al. Pre-transplant mechanical ventilation increases short-term morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007; 26: 127-131 

30. Simons LE, Blount RL. Identifying barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients. J Pediatr Psychol 2007; 32: 831-844 

31. Benden C, Danziger-Isakov LA, Astor T, et al. Variability in immunization guidelines in children before and after lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2007; 11: 882-887 

32. Sweet SC. Pediatric living donor lobar lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2006; 10: 861-868 

33. Choong CK, Sweet SC, Zoole JB, et al. Bronchial airway anastomotic complications after pediatric lung transplantation: incidence, cause, management, and outcome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006; 131: 198-203 

34. Mendeloff EN. The history of pediatric heart and lung transplantation. Pediatr Transplant 2002; 6: 270-279 

35. Spray TL, Mallory GB, Canter CB, Huddleston CB. Pediatric lung transplantation: indications, techniques, and early results. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1994; 107: 990-1000


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