A must read paper about the treatment of early-stage HCC. The risk factors for tumor-related death and the comparison of the results of liver resection and liver transplantation HCC are reported by Di Sandro et al.
ABO-incompatible transplantation has improved accessibility of kidney, heart, and liver transplantation. Pancreatic islet transplantation continues to be ABO-matched, yet ABH antigen expression within isolated human islets or novel human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived islets remain uncharacterized. We evaluated ABH glycans within human pancreata, isolated islets, hESC-derived pancreatic progenitors, and the ensuing in vivo mature islets following kidney subcapsular transplantation in rats. Analyses include fluorescence immunohistochemistry and single-cell analysis using flow cytometry.
Atherosclerosis of the aortoiliac vessels can adversely affect kidney perfusion after kidney transplantation. Atherosclerosis severity can be determined using the calcium score (CaScore). Potential problems with posttransplantation kidney perfusion can be determined using the intrarenal resistance index (RI). This study investigated the association between aortoiliac CaScore and RI in kidney transplant recipients.