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New Study: Donated Kidneys From Marijuana-Using Donors Seems Safe

Live kidney donation by marijuana smokers seems safe for donors and recipients, according to the results of a new study published in Clinical Kidney Journal. The study also finds no difference in post-operative kidney function between...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Appropriate graft regeneration after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is crucial to avoid small-for-size syndrome. We enrolled 44 recipients who underwent ABO‐identical/compatible LDLT from December...

source: Clinical Transplantation

Antibody mediated rejection (AMR) in heart transplants in the absence of anti-HLA donor specific antibody (DSA) is not well studied or documented. This case reviews hyper-acute fulminant graft dysfunction suspected...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

We read with interest the article by Reischig et al. 1, dealing with the risk of BK polyomavirus viremia (BKv) and nephropathy (PVAN) related to cytomegalovirus (CMV) prevention strategies.

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Although modifications of gut microbiota with antibiotics (Abx) influence mouse skin and cardiac allografts, its role in orthotopic liver transplantation remains unknown. We aimed to determine whether and how recipient Abx pretreatment...

source: JCI

Donor-specific antibodies contribute to renal allograft loss. However, biomarkers to guide clinical management of DSA posttransplant or detect humoral alloimmune responses before alloantibodies develop are not available.

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Death rates on liver transplant waiting lists range from 5%-25%. Herein, we report a unique experience with 50 anonymous persons who volunteered to address this gap by offering to donate part of their liver to a recipient with whom they had no biological connection or prior...

source: Journal of Hepatology

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