The October issue of Transplantation Direct delivers a variety of articles to peak your interest. In kidney transplantation, a number of issues related to organ suitability are investigated, including analyses of donor/recipient size matching, and the influence of donor age in cases of donation after circulatory death. A literature-based review of living kidney donor evaluation efficiency reveals promising opportunities to improve this process. Adherence to long-term immunosuppression and its relationship to kidney transplant histology are explored in detail. Predictive renal function tests for increased risk of cardiovascular events in kidney transplant recipients are investigated, and another article focuses on a predictive model for detecting hyperglycemia in nondiabetic recipients after liver transplantation. A first report on using hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion to improve the quality of human pancreas grafts is also featured in this issue. In addition, we include publication of the 2018 islet and pancreas transplant report from the Australian and New Zealand group. Enjoy these and other aspects of the October Transplantation Direct issue!.
The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries. This initiative encourages transplant centers to work together to increase opportunities for kidney transplant patients in developing countries.
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Dr Karen Keung, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation.
Long-term Outcomes of Pediatric En-Bloc Compared to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: A Single-Center Experience With 25 Years Follow-Up.
Sureshkumar KK, Habbach A, Tang A, Chopra B.
The Young Members Committee is seeking active TTS members from Asia-Pac, Middle East, Africa and Latin America who want to take an active role in representing their regions.
October 1 - As a foreign correspondent, I was accustomed to seeking out people in difficult circumstances. Now they were seeking me out, showing up in my email at all hours — when I was writing another story, racing to catch a flight, having dinner with my wife at home in Mumbai or trying to rock one of our newborn twins to sleep — and becoming impossible to ignore..
Professor Park Byung-joon and his team at Chung-Ang University Hospital’s Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery announced on Thursday the successful surgery results of transplanting a 3D-printed ribcage to a patient with sarcoma, a malignant tumor that invaded the thorax.
September 28 - A substantial proportion of pediatric liver transplant patients with normal liver tests have varying degrees of subclinical chronic allograft injury, according to new findings. For the study, Dr. Sandy Feng of University of California, San Francisco, and her colleagues used data collected for iWITH, an immunosuppression-withdrawal trial that included 157 stable long-term recipients of liver transplants from living or deceased donors (45% boys).
September 27 - COPD is associated with reduced physical activity, an increased risk for pulmonary infections, and impaired survival in nontransplant patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of COPD in patients after heart transplantation (HTX).
There is hope for many patients on the kidney transplant waiting list, as a Swedish biotech’s lead candidate drug could help reduce rejections in kidney transplant patients.
September 26 - Confusion about mesenchymal stem cells is making it easier for people to sell unproven treatments, warn Douglas Sipp, Pamela G. Robey and Leigh Turner.
October 4 - Johannesburg- In what is believed to be the first in the world, researchers at Wits University have transplanted a liver from an HIV positive mother to her HIV negative child.
October 4 - This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child's life.
October 4 - Gut bacteria appears to play a key role in whether a body accepts a transplanted heart, according to a new study. The study found bacteria appears to play a key role in the whether a body accepts a transplanted heart. The overall survival rate in the United States of heart transplants is about 88 percent after one year and about 75 percent after five years
The International Pediatric Transplant Association is proud to feature a special section activity: the 2018 Symposium in Organ Transplantation in Children: An educational forum for physicians, surgeons, and allied health professionals.
The focus of this symposium is aimed at clinical and research fellows in pediatric solid organ transplantation, as well as residents, and other allied health professional or non-physician trainees who are planning a career in pediatric transplantation.