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Do kidney histology lesions predict long-term kidney function after liver transplantation?
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Histological renal lesions observed after liver transplantation are complex, multifactorial and interrelated. The aims of this study were to determine whether kidney lesions observed at five years after liver transplantation can predict long-term kidney function. Ninety-nine liver transplant patients receiving calcineurin inhibitor)-based immunosuppression, who had undergone a kidney biopsy at 60 ± 48 months post-transplant, were included in this follow-up study.

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    Need a reason to visit the beautiful south of France? Come to the ESOT AST Joint Meeting!
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    Join us Oct. 12-14 in Nice, France to witness cutting edge science presented by an international pool of expert speakers. Click here for a personal invitation and more information. Hope to see you there!



    Make the most of your AST membership — join a community of practice
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    Participation in AST's communities of practice can enhance your member experience. The AST has 12 unique communities of practice which serve our member constituencies. Each community provides the opportunity for AST members to work together to educate one another and others on specific areas of transplantation, and also serves as a forum for transplant professionals to discuss common problems and issues that affect the community. The AST's communities of practice are an integral component of the society, providing networking and leadership opportunities for AST members, and guiding and supporting larger association-wide initiatives. For a full list of all AST communities of practice and for more information, click here.

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    New hope for Crohn's patients: Immune system transplants?
    The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were approved to begin a trial to test whether a bone marrow transplant from a healthy donor can cure patients with severe Crohn's disease by giving them a new immune system. The clinical trial, which just received final approvals, will take a closer look at a side effect of bone marrow transplantation that researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center noticed years ago: A handful of leukemia patients given donor marrow cells were also cured of their Crohn's disease, a chronic intestinal inflammation.

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    Low serum albumin increases graft failure risk in kidney-transplant children
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    Children with hypoalbuminemia undergoing kidney transplantation are at an increased risk for graft failure, research shows. In a multivariable adjusted model, the researchers showed that each 1 g/dL increase in serum albumin reduced the risk for graft failure by 20 percent.

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    Medicaid Expansion Could Cut Death Rate
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    Expanding Medicaid programs might actually reduce mortality in low-income adults, a three-state study found, calling into question states opting out of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion in light of last month's landmark Supreme Court ruling. More

    Modulating T-cell costimulation as new immunosuppressive concept in organ transplantation
    Organ Transplantation Research (subscription required)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The development of costimulation blockers for clinical application in the field of organ transplantation was delayed by several setbacks. However, belatacept has recently been approved as first in class for renal transplantation. Several additional costimulation blockers are under development with some having already entered into clinical trials. Costimulation blockers are a new class of rationally designed immunosuppressive drugs with considerable potential for improving outcome of organ transplantation. More

    Program may encourage living donors to give a kidney
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    Researchers at Johns Hopkins are testing a new program called "Live Donor Champion" that could encourage kidney donation from living donors. John Schieszer reports that it is a simple concept that could be adopted nationwide. More

    New York Governor signs legislation to encourage organ donation
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    "I continually stress the importance of becoming a donor, because donating an organ is saving a life," said Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-N.Y. "This new law will make the process of registering for organ donation online more convenient by allowing donors to receive electronic confirmation of their registration and amend or revoke registration online." Currently, the New York State Department of Health is authorized to offer online electronic registration, which is done through the DMV website. More
     



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