American Journal of Transplantation

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Edited By: Allan D. Kirk

Impact Factor: 6.19

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 1/26 (Transplantation); 2/204 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1600-6143

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  • An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy

    An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

    Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

    CXR 6 h after bilateral LTx demonstrating dense pulmonary infiltrates.

  • Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

    Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
  • An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient

    An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient

    Endoscopic view of the transverse colon. (A) The pacemaker wires fixed to the mucosa. (B) Removal of the wires. Arrow: the metallic tips at the end of the wires.

  • A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation

    A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation

    Photographs of the patient's left shoulder lesion (A) and chest lesion (B).

  • Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient

    Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient

    Neuroimaging. (A) Axial noncontrast computer tomography demonstrating hypodensity in the left occipital lobe. Note that the lesion does not precisely follow the vascular distribution of the posterior cerebral artery. (B) Axial diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals hyperintensity in the left occipital lobe consistent with cytotoxic edema and recent infarct confirmed by corresponding hypointensity on the apparent diffusion coefficient map (C). (D) Axial T1-weighted, gadolinium enhanced MRI shows two confluent, rim-enhancing lesions abutting the occipital horn of the left lateral ventricle. There is associated midline shift and effacement of the ipsilateral hemispheric sulci.

  • Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?

    Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?

    The hematoxylin and eosin stain of transplant kidney biopsy done 3 years posttransplantation reveals moderate interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy with inflammatory infiltration. Serum creatinine was 2.5mg/dL and serum BK virus PCR was undetectable at <5000 copies/mL on the day of biopsy.

  • Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation

    Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation

    Chest X-ray showing the placement of the LVAD.

  • Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy

    Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy

    CT with oral contrast, sagittal view.

  • Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation

    Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation

    CT of the abdomen shows a collection in the porta hepatis/gallbladder fossa that represents a hematoma (labeled H). The reconstructed hepatic artery is redundant. The arrow represents an abnormality adjacent to the hepatic artery and the duodenum (labeled D).

  • Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient

    Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient
  • An Unusual Case of Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Early Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Mass in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
  • An Unexpected Foreign Body in the Colon of a Heart Transplant Recipient
  • A 60-Year-Old Man With Necrotic Skin Lesions After Heart Transplantation
  • Right Homonymous Hemianopsia and Seizures in a Liver Transplant Recipient
  • Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient—BK Virus Nephropathy or Rejection?
  • Bovine Pericardium Diaphragm Repair of Diaphragmatic Hernia After LVAD Explantation and Heart Transplantation
  • Emesis Following Laparoscopic Left Donor Nephrectomy
  • Hemorrhagic Shock One Month Following Uncomplicated Liver Transplantation
  • Skin Nodule on the Ear of a Kidney–Pancreas Transplant Recipient

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Transplantation has always been viewed as a multispecialty discipline, dependent on the aggregate actions of many diverse professionals. As healthcare reform moves us to more explicitly value the actions involved in care delivery, transplant clinicians will need to determine how best to establish compensation methods that recognize the complexity of the profession. This month, Abouljoud et al present a novel model for establishing value for the purpose of setting compensation. Also see the editorial comment by Abecassis and Pearson and a related brief communication on transplant surgeon burnout by Jesse et al. Cover design by Ken North, North Design Group.

Read the Editor's picks of the month:

Early Changes in Liver Distribution Following Implementation of Share 35
A. B. Massie, E. K. H. Chow, C. E. Wickliffe, X. Luo, S. E Gentry, D. C. Mulligan and D. L. Segev

Share 35: A Liver in Time Saves Lives?
S. Feng and J. O'Grady

National Decline in Donor Heart Utilization With Regional Variability: 1995–2010
K. K. Khush, J. G. Zaroff, J. Nguyen, R. Menza and B. A. Goldstein

Optimization of Intrabone Delivery of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells in a Swine Model Using Cell Radiolabeling with [89]zirconium
J. M. Pantin, R. F. Hoyt Jr., O. Aras, N. Sato, M. Y. Chen, T. Hunt, R. Clevenger, P. Eclarinal, S. Adler, P. Choyke and R. W. Childs

Compensating the Transplant Professional: Time for a Model Change
M. Abouljoud, S. Whitehouse, A. Langnas and K. Brown

Fee-for-Value and wRVU-Based Physician Productivity—An Emerging Paradox
M. Abecassis and T. Pearson

Determinants of Burnout Among Transplant Surgeons: A National Survey in the United States
M. T. Jesse, M. Abouljoud and A. Eshelman

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Optimization of Intrabone Delivery of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells in a Swine Model Using Cell Radiolabeling with [89]zirconium
J. M. Pantin, R. F. Hoyt Jr., O. Aras, N. Sato, M. Y. Chen, T. Hunt, R. Clevenger, P. Eclarinal, S. Adler, P. Choyke and R. W. Childs
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Despite movement in the United States toward cost-saving bundled payments to physicians, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that unbundles 10- and 90-day global payments, and that allows only zero-day payment for surgical services. This month, “The AJT Report” talks to transplant surgeons about what the new payment provisions mean for their practices. Also in this issue, we take a look at China's recent announcement that it has ceased the use of organs from executed prisoners effective this year, a policy met with both support and skepticism from the transplant community.

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U.S. Sees Declining Use of Available Donor Hearts for Transplantation, Despite a Growing Waiting List
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Increasing numbers of people in the United States are developing heart failure, which leads to death within five years in approximately half of patients. While heart transplant waiting lists are becoming longer, a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals a striking decline in the use of available donor hearts for transplantation in many regions.

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