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Archives of Organ Transplantation


Recent articles to be released shortly in Volume-3

Defining a Steroid Withdrawal Protocol in a newly established Kidney Transplantation Unit

Published On: November 15, 2017 | Pages: 030 - 040

Author(s): Obadiah Moyo, Ajay Kumar Sharma and Ahmed Halawa*
As a key step in setting up the immunosuppression protocols for our kidney transplantation unit, still in its infancy, consideration of the choice of the steroid withdrawal strategy is important. We conducted a review of literature to ascertain a safe steroid withdrawal protocol that would be able to achieve a high allograft survival and function rate, low acute allog ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/aot.000009

Interpretation of Crossmatch reports in a patient with Lupus Nephritis

Published On: September 27, 2017 | Pages: 023 - 029

Author(s): Shafi q Ahmad Chughtai, Ajay Kumar Sharma* and Ahmed Halawa
A 30 years old gentleman with end-stage renal disease, secondary to lupus nephritis had been on haemodialysis for the last 5 years. There has been no history of blood transfusions or transplantation. Apart from renal failure, he had no major comorbidities and had a normal cardiac workup. He has been offered an organ from a deceased donor pool with a mismatch of 1-0-0. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/aot.000008

Serotonin Receptors Mediate Contractile Activity of Rat’s Esophagus in-vivo

Published On: August 28, 2017 | Pages: 019 - 022

Author(s): Lychkova Alla Eduard*, Yuri Yu Golubev and Alexander M Puzikov
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is a regulatory and biologically active neurotransmitter and a hormone in the CNS and many organs, including the esophagus. It is known that serotonin as well as acetylcholine stimulates contractile activity of the esophageal muscles. However, role of different serotonin receptors in the 5-HT contractile activity of the esophagus ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/aot.000007

Recurrence of Immunotactoid Glomerulopathy with Monoclonal IgG3κ Deposits after Kidney Transplant

Published On: June 30, 2017 | Pages: 015 - 018

Author(s): Katsuyuki Miki, Maki Sumida*, Kazuhiro Iwadoh, Kazuho Honda, Toru Murakami, Ichiro Koyama, Ichiro Nakajima and Shohei Fuchinoue
We report a case of rapid recurrence of immunotactoid glomerulopathy (ITG) with monoclonal IgG3κ deposits in a transplanted renal graft. A 55-year-old hemodialysis male patient due to ITG underwent an ABO-incompatible living-donor kidney transplantation. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/aot.000006

Split/Reduced Liver Transplantation “IMSS”: The First Two Cases and Literature Overview

Published On: June 10, 2017 | Pages: 009 - 014

Author(s): Pierre Jean Aurelus*, Hermilo De La Cruz Yáñez, Alfonso Yamamoto Nagano, Nicolás Fernández Mezo and Jacques Baulieux
Introduction: The term Split/Liver Transplantation involved the ex vivo division of an adult cadaver liver into a pediatric allograft and a remnant adult allograft. ...
Abstract View Full Article View DOI: 10.17352/aot.000005