American Journal of Transplantation
© American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Edited By: Allan D. Kirk
Impact Factor: 5.683
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/25 (Transplantation); 4/198 (Surgery)
Online ISSN: 1600-6143
Images in Transplantation (CME)
52-Year-Old Male With Upper Lobe Predominant Cystic Lung Disease Requiring Bilateral Lung Transplantation
A 71-Year-Old Kidney Transplant Recipient With Hemorrhagic Mucocutaneous Lesions
Graft Tenderness 9 Years After Kidney Transplant
Abdominal Mass Found in a Liver Transplant Recipient
A Surprising Renal Graft Doppler Ultrasound in a Kidney–Heart Transplant Recipient: When Hemodynamic Analysis Is Even More Informative Than Usual
Fever of Unknown Origin in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
Persistent Ascites, Leg Edema and Renal Dysfunction After Liver Transplant
Fatal Infectious Pulmonary Complications Post-Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation
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Current Issue Highlights
One of the earliest histocompatibility tenets for organ transplantation was that of ABO blood group compatibility, which largely followed the same rules as blood transfusion. However, strict adherence to these rules has led to disadvantages in organ allocation that segregate not only by blood group, but also by associated ethnic group. The result has disadvantaged some minority recipient groups. In this issue of AJT, Williams et al present landmark analysis of a formal initiative allowing kidneys expressing low levels of the A blood group (so-called blood group A2) to be transplanted to blood group B individuals with low titer of anti-A antibody. The results show this to be a safe practice and mitigate some of the disparity associated with the older matching paradigm. This is a wonderful example of mechanistic understanding being leveraged to provide clinical impact. Cover design by Ken North, North Design Group.
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The AJT Report
Living Donor Liver Transplants Poised for Comeback
After 15 years of steadily declining rates, the number of living donor liver transplants in the United States appears on track for an uptick. “The AJT Report” looks at why the U.S. fell behind and what has changed in recent years to increase the procedure's popularity. Also this issue, we explore Delaware legislation mandating organ and tissue donation and transplantation education as part of high schools' health curriculum.
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RIPK3-Mediated Necroptosis Regulates Cardiac Allograft Rejection
A. Pavlosky, A. Lau, Y. Su, D. Lian, X. Huang, Z. Yin, A. Haig, A.M. Jevnikar and Z.-X. Zhang.
Published online: Jul 2014
A video abstract for the article entitled RIPK3-Mediated Necroptosis Regulates Cardiac Allograft Rejection.