Cleveland Clinic’s kidney transplant program has a half-century of experience and has performed more than 4,340 transplants. Its innovations are improving wait times and outcomes, and its multiple locations provide national and international access for patients.
The emphasis on quality oversight of kidney transplant programs is increasing, while the national volume of transplants has stagnated. Could there be a connection?
Current induction therapy agents are capable of over-immunosuppression. The new anti-lymphocyte antibody TOL101 targets the αβ chain of the T – cell receptor, making it ideal for interrupting a primary immune response.
Acute kidney injury is a common post-heart transplant complication. Could a heart transplant candidate’s renal response to left ventricular assist device placement – a common bridge to transplant – foretell who’s at risk for post-transplant AKI?
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Acute allograft injury is a significant factor in late graft loss following kidney transplantation. Cleveland Clinic research into the function of alloreactive CD28- memory CD8 T cells should help in the assessment of rejection and graft injury risk.
Cleveland Clinic Florida has hired Cedric Sheffield, MD, as Surgical Director of its new, UNOS-approved adult heart transplant program.
Research advances, better treatment protocols improve outcomes
Cleveland Clinic research results may help combat the organ donor shortage. Partial liver transplants have comparable survival rates to those of whole organ procedures after five years
Address optimal progenitor cell mobilization strategies for hematopoietic cell transplant.
Before this 4-year-old boy got a four-organ transplant (intestine, duodenum, liver and pancreas), no one with Martinez-Frias syndrome survived past toddlerhood. Now 5, the boy is cured of his diabetes, off TPN and thriving. Lead transplant surgeon, Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, is gratified.