Is Pregnancy Safe for Kidney Transplant Recipients With Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) İnfection? An Updated Review
Ethem Unal, Abdullah Yildiz, Sema Yuksekdag, Aysun Firat and Nevin Yilmaz
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: March 19, 2020
Ovarian function with regular menstrual cycles is usually restored in women of reproductive age after solid organ transplantation. The number of pregnancies reported in these patients increases gradually. Pregnancy is always considered high risk, and if not properly planned, may lead to serious complications. The best for the patient is to conceive in a period of good general health and good stable graft function, after appropriate preparation. However, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection will be ...
Candida Retinitis in a Liver Transplantation Recipient
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 13, 2020
A 52-year-old male patient had been undergone right lobe LT from a living donor. He had diabetes mellitus and underwent serial erythrocyte and thrombocyte transfusions, the score of models for end-stage liver disease (MELD) was 23. On the 14th day, biliary leakage and infected bilioma determined in multislice abdominal tomography. On the 25th day, sepsis symptoms such as fever, tachycardia and hypotension developed. Leukocytosis, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin were also pres...
Dual Induction Therapy after Pediatric Kidney Transplantation in a Multiracial Cohort: A Single Center Experience
Mariselis Rosa Sanchez, MD, Marissa J Defreitas, MD, Chryso P Katsoufis, MD, Wacharee Seeherunvong, MD, Linda Chen, MD, Carolyn L Abitbol, MD, George W Burke III, MD, Gaetano Ciancio, MD and Jayanthi J Chandar, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 02, 2020
Induction antibody immunosuppressive protocols in children have been extrapolated from experience gained primarily from kidney transplantation in adults and are center- specific. There is a paucity of information on the clinical and immunological effects of these protocols in children. Retrospective chart review was performed in all pediatric kidney transplant recipients less than 21 years of age at the Miami Transplant Institute during the period of January 2012 to June 2015. Relevant demograph...
The Bone in Renal Transplant Recipients-A Nephrological and Orthopedic Review
Natacha Rodrigues, Filipe Rodrigues, Alice Santana and Pedro Neves
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 21, 2019
The definition of Chronic Kidney Disease - Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) has suffered significant changes over the last decade as our knowledge on the matter grows. The complexity of this subject is even bigger if you consider renal transplant recipients (RTRs) - they already have a legacy of CKD-MBD previous to transplant, their bones will be under the direct and indirect effects of immunosuppression and they will develop CKD-MBD secondary to their graft (dis) function. All these issues occur...
Surgical Site Infection after Liver Transplantation: Single-Center Experience
Kenneth A Softness, Ahmed ElSabbagh, Alexander Kroemer, Jason Hawksworth, Cal S Matsumoto, Thomas Fishbein and Raffaele Girlanda
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 26, 2018
Infections are frequent complications after liver transplantation. The impact of surgical site infections on patient outcome remains unclear. The aim of our retrospective study is to analyze the incidence and predictors of surgical site infections after liver transplant at our program and to determine their impact on patient outcome. Twenty-four (9.5%) surgical site infections were recorded among 252 liver transplants performed between January 2011 and December 2013. Among perioperative variable...
Early Acute Renal Injury and Brain Dead
Kada AY, Kastali M and Bouyoucef KA
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 25, 2018
Brain death is the cause of a major systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) affecting all organs and responsible for part of their primary dysfunction and their lower survival after transplantation. Kidney failure (AKI: Acute Kidney Injury) is one of those consequences, it may be the cause of post-transplant complications if it is not supported quickly....
Ureteric Stricture following Pediatric Dual En-Bloc Renal Transplantation
Phillips BL, Forman CJ and Banga NR
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 25, 2018
This is a case report examining a urine leak and ureteric stricture following pediatric dual en-bloc renal transplantation. Despite intraoperative ureteric stenting, and post-operative nephrostomy, urinary leak continued. Both grafts grew in size from 5 cm at implantation, to 9.5 cm within 3 months. Ureteric reconstruction would expose the patient to unacceptable risk of losing both grafts, due to the close proximity of the ureters....