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.
In an effort to ensure living-donor kidney transplant recipients’ safety and to prevent unexpected donor-recipient tissue incompatibility, infectious disease transmission, and procurement of an anatomically inappropriate allograft, Cleveland Clinic surgeons have developed a first-of-its-kind preoperative checklist that is embedded in the electronic medical record.
Cleveland Clinic’s osteoporosis and transplant centers have teamed up to implement a systematic approach to managing bone health in all transplant candidates, significantly decreasing the incidence of osteoporosis and improving quality of life.
Charles M. Miller, MD, reflects on his time as American Society of Transplant Surgeons president, and discusses key developments in the field of liver transplantation.
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Bioethicists have been instrumental in identifying ethical issues inherent in this groundbreaking transplant. Careful consideration of all aspects of the multi-stage procedure helps recipients make an informed decision and minimize risk to the recipient and fetus
Dr. Andreas Tzakis shares how the patient is doing, what the surgery involves, why a deceased-donor uterus was used and why he supports transplantation of a non-vital organ.
Building on a history of transplant and reproductive surgery innovations, Cleveland Clinic performed the nation’s first uterus transplant, paving a multi-step path to potential motherhood for women affected by irreversible uterine infertility.
Trial hopes to show that temporary placement of a donor uterus can allow appropriately selected young women to bear children, a concept proven successful in a small European trial
Robotic surgery proved to be a superior option to open surgery in performing a complex bilateral nephrectomy on a kidney transplant patient and resulted in an excellent outcome.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered the reason why some liver transplant patients can stop their immunosuppressive medication safely. New article reveals details about immune control mechanisms.