Solid organ transplantation saves the lives of thousands suffering from end-stage diseases. Although early transplants experienced acute organ injury, medical breakthroughs, such as tissue typing, and use of immunosuppressive agents have considerably improved graft survival. However, the overall incidence of allograft injury and chronic rejection remains high. Often the clinical manifestations of organ injury or rejection are nonspecific and late. Current requirements for successful organ transplantation are the identification of reliable, accurate, disease-specific, and noninvasive methods for the early diagnosis of graft injury or rejection.
Steroid avoidance in kidney transplantation has been proven noninferior. Long-term outcome data on steroid avoidance in simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) remains scant. Utilizing the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients between 2000 and 2020, we studied all primary crossmatch negative SPK recipients (N = 5683) who received antithymocyte globulin induction and were discharged alive with functioning grafts on tacrolimus and mycophenolate ± steroid maintenance.
The objective of this study was to compare the long-term outcomes of older (50–65 y) type 1 diabetics with body mass index <35 kg/m2 and type 2 diabetics with body mass index <30 kg/m2 who received simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation (SPKT) versus living donor kidney transplants (LDKTs). All subjects had insulin-dependent diabetes. This is a retrospective single-center study from July 2003 to March 2021 with a median follow-up of 7.5 y.
Donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) is a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of acute allograft injury within the first 1 to 2 y after lung transplant, but its utility for diagnosing chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) has not yet been studied. Understanding baseline dd-cfDNA kinetics beyond the initial 2 y posttransplant is a necessary first step in determining the utility of dd-cfDNA as a CLAD biomarker. We seek to establish baseline dd-cfDNA% levels in clinically stable lung allograft recipients who are >2 y posttransplant.
Urinary tract infection after transplantation was identified by patients, caregivers and health professionals as an important infection.
We are inviting patients, caregivers and health professionals to complete a survey to identify what aspects of urinary tract infections are important, when designing a clinical trial to prevent transplant-associated urinary tract infections. These aspects may include the population to target, the treatments to evaluate, and the outcomes that are important to report in the trial. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and you may exit the survey at any time.
Further information can be found on the Participant Information Sheet. All participants will receive a copy of the results. The survey will close March 31, 2023.
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The Women in Transplantation executive is very excited to announce the 2023 WIT funding opportunities. This year, we are thrilled to be able to support THREE 2-year Fellowships. This will be the third year that we are offering these fellowships.
In addition, for the first time, we are also offering ONE grant open to faculty working in low or middle income countries. This very special new grant will allow transplant professionals working in low and middle income countries to work with an experienced mentor from among the WIT membership to address an important question within their own unique context. We hope that this award will spur exciting international collaborations and build more research capacity in lower resource settings.