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Allograft Renal Cell Carcinoma From the Donor: Rare, but Possible
An unusual case of donor-derived renal cell carcinoma in a kidney allograft should serve to raise awareness of the possibility, but not to discourage people from kidney donation.
Consensus Document Offers New Guidance for Lung Transplants
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation’s most recent consensus document reflects a more contemporary understanding of risk factors, equity and more.
30 Years of Lung Transplantation Reveal Past Evolution, Opportunities for Future Revolutions
A retrospective review shows improved survival despite sicker transplant recipients over the past three decades. But much work remains to prevent rejection, improve transplanted lung function and expand the donor lung supply.
A Closer Look at Single-Port Robotic Kidney Transplant: Venous and Arterial Anastomosis (Video)
After making history in 2019 as the first hospital to successfully perform a single-port robotic-assisted kidney transplant, the team has completed more than 11 cases to date. Mohamed Eltemamy, MD, offers a glimpse into one of the most technically challenging parts of the procedure.
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Early Successes in Kidney Transplantation From Deceased Donors With COVID-19
A new report suggests that otherwise healthy kidneys from deceased donors infected with SARS-CoV-2 are suitable for transplant.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Study findings raise questions about racial and ethnic disparities in pediatric heart transplantation.
Pediatric Waitlist and Heart Transplant Mortality Rates Similar in All Cardiomyopathy Phenotypes
A recent study found that waitlist and post-transplant survival rates in pediatric patients with non-dilated cardiomyopathy phenotypes are now similar to those with dilated cardiomyopathy.
Many High-Priority Patients Not Placed on Kidney Transplant Waitlist
A new study finds that numerous patients with kidney failure, who would qualify for top 20% status, are not being placed on the waiting list for transplant.
Life After Transplant: Counseling Pediatric Patients and Families
Amy Bobrowski, MD, a pediatric nephrologist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, shares insights on counseling patients and their families as they return to their activities following transplant.
New Clinical Tool May Better Detect Disease Severity in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Pulmonologists are testing a new tool to better identify risk factors in patients with cystic fibrosis who are on the transplant waitlist. The mobile app may guide physicians in revising lung allocation scores for high-risk patients, expediting lung transplant.