Submission deadline: February 18, 2020
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There are many new advances in the HLA world, and these technologies are developing at a rate faster than we know how to use them clinically. This session will examine the current evidence for and against epitope matching as well as review what is needed for future studies.
The TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program is a collaboration between The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) supporting new liver transplant programs in emerging countries.
Dr. Peri Husen, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation
Peipert JD, Beaumont JL, Robbins ML, et al.
Transplantation Direct: September 2019 - Volume 5 - Issue 10 - 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000927
In general, the completion of transplant evaluation and receiving a transplant for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is rather complex. Lower socioeconomic status (SES) of kidney patients is associated with a lower likelihood of receiving a deceased donor kidney transplant (DDKT) or living donor kidney transplant (LDKT). In this article, Peipert and coworkers detail the creation and validation of a single score Kidney Transplant Derailers Index (KTDI) using a dataset of 733 patients presenting for renal transplant evaluation at a single transplant center in California. The KTDI represents a rare individual-level scale measuring socioeconomic barriers to transplantation and risk for dropping out of evaluation or not receiving a LDKT. Overall, the authors address SES-related barriers to transplantation, an important aspect of transplant evaluation, which is in general difficult to measure.
Nov. 11 - Doctors at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have performed a double-lung transplant on a person with a vaping-related lung injury.The hospital system is the first to perform the surgery on someone who had irreparable lung damage from vaping.
Nov. 7 - Researchers at Columbia University were able to grow fully functional lungs in mouse embryos using transplanted stem cells. The findings suggest that it may be ultimately possible to use the technique to grow human lungs in animals for patients who need transplants and to study new lung treatments.
Nov. 11 - Researchers found patients who developed gout after transplantation were more likely to need maintenance hemodialysis compared with patients without gout and those with preexisting gout.
Nov. 10 - Hepatitis C infection was prevented or rapidly cured in transplant recipients who received organs from donors infected with the virus following combined treatment with ezetimibe and direct-acting antiviral therapy, according to study results.