American Journal of Transplantation
© American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Edited By: Allan D. Kirk
Impact Factor: 6.192
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 1/26 (Transplantation); 2/199 (Surgery)
Online ISSN: 1600-6143
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The use of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (RATG) has gained increasing popularity in North America as an induction immunosuppression strategy, particularly in kidney transplantation, with over 50% of centers using this preparation on a routine basis. However, despite its heavy usage and longstanding presence in the transplant armamentarium, its derivation from immunized rabbits and polyclonal makeup make its true content and mechanism of action somewhat of a black box. This month, Popow at al lift the lid to this box a bit, providing the most up-to-date analysis of RATG's content and providing additional insight into its therapeutic mechanism.
Read the Editor's picks of the month:
A Comprehensive and Quantitative Analysis of the Major Specificities in Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Preparations
I. Popow, J. Leitner, K. Grabmeier-Pfistershammer, O. Majdic, G.-J. Zlabinger, M. Kundi and P. Steinberger
Comparison of Health Status and Quality of Life of Related Versus Paid Unrelated Living Kidney Donors
M. K. Fallahzadeh, L. Jafari, J. Roozbeh, N. Singh, H. Shokouh-Amiri, S. Behzadi, G. A. Rais-Jalali, M. Salehipour, S. A. Malekhosseini and M. M. Sagheb
Where There Is Smoke There Is Fire: The Iranian System of Paid Donation
E. J. Gordon and J. S. Gill
Rapid Generation of EBV-Specific Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes Resistant to Calcineurin Inhibitors for Adoptive Immunotherapy
I. Ricciardelli, J. Brewin, G. Lugthart, S. J. Albon, M. Pule and P. J. Amrolia
Highly Cited/Highly Read Articles
Read these highly cited articles:
Banff '07 classification of renal allograft pathology: Updates and future directions
Antibody-mediated rejection criteria - an addition to the Banff '97 Classification of Renal Allograft Rejection
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Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism: A Commentary on the Global Realities
The AJT Report
There are no benchmarks to develop a perfect staffing mix or nurse-to-patient ratio at a transplant center. This month, we take a look at the staffing challenges that often plague transplant programs. Also this month, we look at donor designation data from Donate Life America.
Get up to speed quickly with the latest in transplantation news from the American Journal of Transplantation's AJT Report.
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2013 Reviewer Honor Roll
Published on December 3, 2013
AJT thanks our dedicated reviewers. Click here for a complete listing of 2013 Reviewers.
Pediatric Liver Transplant Patients May Face Cognitive Problems as They Age
Published on November 18, 2013
American Journal of Transplantation reports on link between liver transplants and cognitive problems.
Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in the American Journal of Transplantation. They are selected by a guest editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of transplantation.
The following virtual issues are available:
Guest Editor: Dr. Emily Blumberg
Guest Editors: Drs. Howard M. Gebel and Robert A. Bray
Guest Editor: Dr. Allan D. Kirk