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The AJT is ranked the most influential transplant industry journal
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We are pleased to announce the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) has returned to the No. 1 rank for the transplantation category in the most recent annual Impact Factor (IF) report. The journal had an IF of 6.394. The AJT has also moved to the No. 2 position in the surgery category.

IF reports are widely recognized, and their rankings are crucial in determining which outlets professionals turn to for news in the transplantation field. The AJT's success is noteworthy not only to the field of transplantation, but also to the parent societies (ASTS and AST).

Combined with this year's ranking by the Google Scholar h-index as the No. 1 transplant journal, these results should be viewed as objective evidence of a job well done. Congratulations to all involved in creating this superb journal!


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New version of the AJT app for iPad offers full-text access
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The complete American Journal of Transplantation is now available for reference on your iPad! A newly designed full-text app offers complete access (free for a limited time) to the latest issues of the journal. iPad users with the previous app will receive an upgrade notice via their OS. Version 5.0 provides both the full text and images of the journal, in addition to the abstracts previously available.

The American Journal of Transplantation, the official journal of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), covers a range of topics including thoracic transplantation (heart, lung), abdominal transplantation (kidney, liver, pancreas, islets) and transplantation of tissues.

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AST-ASN Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum now offers multi-user subscription
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The AST-ASN Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum provides a review of knowledge deemed essential for the care of kidney transplant recipients based on the American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology blueprint. The program consists of nine hours of lectures presented by outstanding speakers and contains a self-administered exam to assess your knowledge in this discipline.

Institutions now have the option of buying group access to this online course (for up to five individuals) at a discounted price of $1,000 (a $500 savings versus buying individually). Use this order form to purchase.


 TRANSPLANT NEWS


Heart of genetically modified pig 'successfully transplanted into monkey,' South Korea scientists claim
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The heart of a genetically modified pig has been successfully transplanted into a monkey, according to scientists in South Korea. It is the first time the country has claimed to have accomplished such an inter-species operation. Known as xenotransplantation, it is seen by some as a way to end the chronic shortage of human organs available for transplants. More

Magnet helps target transplanted iron-loaded cells to key areas of heart
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"Cell therapy is a promising approach to myocardial regeneration and neovascularization, but currently suffers from the inefficient homing of cells after intracavitary infusion," said Dr. Philippe Menasche of the INSERM U633 Laboratory of Surgical Research in Paris. "Our study was aimed at improving and controlling homing by loading human cord-blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) for transplant with iron oxide nanoparticles in order to better position and retain them in the hearts of myocardial-injured test rats by using a subcutaneously implanted magnet." More

Preparing potential living kidney donors for what they will experience emotionally
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Every year, more than 27,000 healthy individuals worldwide choose to undergo living kidney donation to improve the lives of those with end-stage renal disease. This includes both directed donation to an individual they know and nondirected donation to a stranger. Research on the outcomes of living kidney donation tends to emphasize the quantitative medical risks that donors may face in the perioperative period and long term. More

Steroid-free regimen post-pediatric renal transplant safe
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A steroid-free approach to immunosuppression following pediatric renal transplants is safe and effective, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation. Dr. Minnie M. Sarwal, of the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and associates conducted a randomized multicenter study involving 130 children receiving primary kidney transplants between 2004 and 2006. Participants were randomly allocated to steroid-free or steroid-based immunosuppression, together with tacrolimus, mycophenolate and standard or extended-dose daclizumab. More
 



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