|Organizer/Moderator: Professor Sukru Emre, MD
Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics, Yale University, USA
|Discussant: David Assis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT, USA
|Discussant: Julie Heimbach, MD
Transplant Surgeon and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Transplantation Direct this month offers articles, reports and commentaries covering a variety of topics in kidney, liver and lung transplantation, as well as islet cell transplantation. In the area of kidney transplantation, articles relate to barriers of preemptive transplantation in living donors, quality of life changes in older recipients, effects of ATG induction therapy, and utilization of grafts from circulatory death donors with severe acute kidney injury. In liver transplantation, the comparative effects of WarmCloud and Bair Hugger warming devices are tested in a clinical trial, and the effects of liver allograft dysfunction on renal function examined. For those with interests in lung transplantation, we have an investigation on neurological sequelae after allografting and a study concerning tacrolimus-induced hyponatremia. In addition, we have a commentary on route of delivery aspects relating to composite mesenchymal stromal cell islets. We appreciate you continued interest in our open access journal and hope to receive a contribution from you soon.
April 2 - Making mistakes is part of being a teenager – but for a teenage transplant recipient, some mistakes can lead to tragic results. Now, researchers at the Montreal Children's Hospital and research centres in the U.S. have found a way to use popular technology to help with lifesaving decisions.
April 2 - Decades after the development of bone marrow transplant, researchers are making headway against one of its most common and deadly side effects
March 31 - We estimate that approximate anywhere between 5 to 10 thousand children require transplant every year while the number of transplants done in India are less than 150-200. So, we are barely scratching the surface of what is required for transplantation in India at this time.
March 29 - There is fresh hope for hundreds of thousands of people in the UK with the potentially deadly heart condition dilated cardiomyopathy. We;re investing over £2 million on the largest ever study of this poorly-understood disease.
March 19 - Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve lost two legendary scientists who made major contributions to our world: Sir John Sulston and Stephen Hawking. Although they worked in very different areas of science—biology and physics—both have left us with an enduring legacy through their brilliant work that unlocked fundamental mysteries of life and the universe.
April 2 - Two surgeons based in China say such surgery is “imminent.”