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Now accepting abstracts
AST + ESOT Joint Meeting
Personalized Transplantation: From New Diagnostics to New Therapeutics

Oct. 17-19
Madrid, Spain

Submit your clinical, translational and basic abstracts on Novel Immune Monitoring and/or Diagnostics and Immunosuppression Strategies. Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 29

Long-term graft and patient survival are the key issues in transplantation. Outcomes are affected by individual immune risk and co-morbidities, as well as gender and race. The time is now to focus on improving outcomes through personalized medicine and finding the optimal combination of immunosuppressive drugs in the right dose for each patient.
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Upcoming free webinars and webinars on demand
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The following webinars and journal club are scheduled for May; all are free to AST members and are available on demand after the live air date. 
  • Webinar on Role of HLA Testing in Pre- and Post-transplant Monitoring for SOT, Tues., May 20; register online
  • Journal Club on Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease Following Live Kidney Donation,Thurs., May 29; register online
  • Fellows Webinar on Malignancies after SOT, Wed., June 4; register online
  • Business of Transplantation Webinar on OPO Quality Programs, Wed., June 11; register online
  • Journal Club on "A committed precursor to innate lymphoid cells", Tues., June 24, register online
AST also offers popular webinars and journal clubs on demand at www.myAST.org/T3, www.myAST.org/content/fellows-live-webinar-series, and www.myAST.org/journalclub.

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TRANSPLANT NEWS


Risk of antibody-mediated rejection in kidney transplant recipients with anti-HLA-C donor-specific antibodies
American Journal of Transplantation (login required)
Anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies cause acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection. However, the clinical relevance of anti-HLA-C antibodies remains unclear. We evaluated the clinical relevance of the presence of anti-HLA-C DSA at day 0 in renal transplant recipients. In this retrospective, case-controlled study, 608 patients who underwent kidney transplantation between August 2008 and March 2012 were screened for the presence of isolated anti-HLA-C DSA at day 0. A total of 22 renal transplant recipients were selected and followed for a period of 1 year.
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Transition from hospital to home following pediatric solid organ transplant: Qualitative findings of parent experience
Pediatric Transplantation (login required)
Transplant providers are challenged to determine appropriate interventions for patients and families due to limited published research regarding the context of the post-discharge experience from the perspective of parents of transplanted children. The purpose of this study is to describe the parent perspective of the transition from hospital to home following their child's solid organ transplant. Within a mixed-methods design, 37 parents of pediatric heart, kidney and liver transplant recipients from three pediatric hospitals responded to qualitative interview questions on the day of hospital discharge and three wk following hospital discharge.
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Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma: Importance of mRECIST response to chemoembolization and tumor size
American Journal of Transplantation (login required)
Determining risk for recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma following liver transplantation is an important clinical need. We assessed consecutive patients who underwent LT for HCC following sequential transarterial chemoembolization. Treatment response was assessed using modified response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (mRECIST) categories: complete response, partial response, stable disease and progressive disease.
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Study: Clinical features and outcomes of influenza infections in lung transplant recipients
Transplant Infectious Disease (login required)
For lung transplant recipients influenza infections pose a considerable risk for complications. These infections have mainly been described in hospitalized patients. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics of predominantly outpatient-treated influenza infections.
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Medication adherence in the transition of adolescent kidney transplant recipients to the adult care
Pediatric Transplantation (login required)
Non-adherence is common in adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients, leading to adverse graft outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether adherence to immunosuppressant medications changes during transition from a pediatric to an adult program within the same transplant center. Adherence was assessed for a period of two year before and two year after the transfer.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    The management of antibody-mediated rejection in the first presensitized recipient of a full-face allotransplant (American Journal of Transplantation)
Preoperative Cylex assay predicts rejection risk in patients with kidney transplant (Clinical Transplantation)
Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma: Importance of mRECIST response to chemoembolization and tumor size (American Journal of Transplantation)
Survey: Education and informed consent about increased risk donor kidneys (Transplant Infectious Disease (login required))
Survey: Impact of repeat testing of living kidney donors within 14 days of the transplant procedure (Transplant Infectious Disease)

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Outcome of organs procured from donors on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support: An analysis of kidney and liver allograft data
Clinical Transplantation (login required)
ECMO has become rescue therapy for adults with overwhelming cardiac and/or respiratory failure. Not all patients are saved, creating a new cohort of potential organ donors. This study examines the outcomes of liver and kidney allografts procured from donors on ECMO.
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