Identifying patients that are likely to benefit from a lung transplant is essential to positive outcomes and to maximizing life expectancy for each patient.
Renowned abdominal transplant surgeon and pioneer takes on a new challenge at Cleveland Clinic, leaving the program he developed in expert hands.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi recently performed four solid organ transplants, including the UAE’s first liver, lung and heart transplants from deceased donors and several kidney transplants, making it the first and only multi-organ transplant facility in the UAE.
Cleveland Clinic’s Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program has gained significant expertise in the management and successful transplantation of recipients who are older than 65, have concomitant CAD or may need liver-lung or heart-lung transplantation. Here we share some recent experiences with these nonconventional transplant recipient cohorts.
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This case of living donor liver transplantation using a small left lobe graft allowed us to treat a patient with severe portal hypertension, avoiding a crisis due to the shortage of available donor organs.
An analysis of 10,533 kidney transplant recipients shows 57 percent visit an emergency department within two years of transplantation, and half are hospitalized. Authors recommend improved education for patients and ED providers.
Surgeons have performed the first kidney transplant at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The living related donor procedure this spring heralds the medical center’s development of a comprehensive transplant center.
Cleveland Clinic kidney transplant expert Stuart Flechner, MD, explains paired kidney exchange: how it developed, how it works and how it’s shrinking the transplant wait list.
Ex vivo lung perfusion allows for more aggressive lung procurement, more transplantations performed and ultimately, more lives saved.
The proof of concept of renal transplantation in HIV-positive recipients and, more recently, of using organs from HIV-positive donors, means that additional HIV-positive end-stage renal disease patients will be eligible for transplantation and will experience benefits similar to those of non-infected patients.