The March 2021 issue of Transplantation Direct is ready for viewing. A wide variety of areas in transplantation are covered in this issue. Starting with heart transplantation, the value of timely referrals amidst organ shortages is examined, as well as the ethical and surgical feasibility of ex situ heart perfusion in cases of heart donation after euthanasia. In kidney transplantation, an innovative peer mentoring program for transplant candidates is proposed, and an overview of current knowledge to optimize cell-free DNA diagnostics is covered. Under liver transplantation, a randomized pilot study on using telehealth lifestyle interventions within 12 weeks post-transplant is presented, and an “optimal" peri-operative strategy to rescue recipients with acute catastrophic liver failure is advocated; we also have a report on the feasibility and utility of hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion for split liver transplantation. Lung transplant researchers examined whether invasive aspergillosis during the 1st year post-transplant affects development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Regarding other organs, there are reports on assessing motivations and impact of selection criteria for donation in uterine transplantation, and on the effectiveness and consequences of preemptive artery embolization in managing blood loss in multi-visceral transplantation with portomesenteric thrombosis; the use of lumen-apposing metal stents is studied in pancreas transplantation. In general, a new approach to assess geographical and spatial relationships related to organ transplantation and OPO performance is presented. We also have reports on the use of a cumulative deficits model to create a frailty index for organ transplant recipients, and on an international survey related to continuation of transplantation in the COVID-19 era. Please visit our open access Transplantation Direct website for complete details to these articles.
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Speaker: Marcelo Cantarovich, TTS President
Moderator: Jean Tchervenkov, Montreal, Canada
The Middle East Society For Organ Transplantation (MESOT) invites you to a new webinar on How to Increase Organ Donation and Transplantation in Our Region during the Covid-19 Pandemic Period.
With COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the globe since last year, it had the immediate effect of severely reducing living and deceased organ donation and transplantation activity worldwide.
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