American Journal of Transplantation

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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

Images in Transplantation (CME)

  • 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
  • Persistent Shortness of Breath in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
  • Intracellular Crystalline Inclusions in a Kidney Transplant Recipient
  • Persistent Bile Leak After Deceased Donor Split Liver Transplantation
  • Fever, Maculopapular Rash and Severe Aphthous Stomatitis in a Renal Transplant Patient

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This Month in AJT

Donor safety is arguably the most critical consideration in organ transplantation. While live donor kidney transplantation has advanced based on the premise that healthy donors are not disadvantaged with regard to long-term mortality, this assumption has not been specifically examined as it relates to older donors, and this is increasingly relevant as the population in general ages. This month, Reese et al examine the long-term survival of donors over the age of 55 and show that long-term mortality is not adversely affected. This provides direct evidence as to the relative safety of kidney donation for healthy older patients and validates current restrictive practices limiting donation to patients without significant comorbidities. Also, see the online version of the Iyer et al article on DCD heart protection for two accompanying videos. Cover design by Michael Konomos.

Read the Editor's picks of the month:

Increasing the Tolerance of DCD Hearts to Warm Ischemia by Pharmacological Postconditioning
A. Iyer et al.

Belatacept-Based Immunosuppression in De Novo Liver Transplant Recipients: 1-Year Experience From a Phase II Randomized Study

G. B. Klintmalm et al.

Belatacept: Is There BENEFIT for Liver Transplantation Too?
S. J. Knechtle and A. B. Adams

Everolimus Initiation and Early Calcineurin Inhibitor Withdrawal in Heart Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Trial
A. K. Andreassen et al.

Everolimus in Heart Transplantation: Does It Finally Have a Home?
J. A. Kobashigawa and A. O. Zuckermann

Alemtuzumab in Lung Transplantation: An Open-Label, Randomized, Prospective Single Center Study
P. Jaksch et al.

Alemtuzumab Induction in Lung Transplantation: Time to Move On?
J. L. Todd and S. M. Palmer

Watch the Latest Video in the AJT Video Library:

Alloprimed CD8+ T Cells Regulate Alloantibody and Eliminate Alloprimed B Cells Through Perforin- and FasL-Dependent Mechanisms
J. M. Zimmerer, T. A. Pham, C. L. Wright, K. J. Tobin, P. B. Sanghavi, S. M. Elzein, V. M. Sanders and G. L. Bumgardner
Published online: January 2014

Alloprimed CD8+ T cells are sufficient to inhibit alloantibody produced by alloprimed IgG1+ B cells.

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The AJT Report

Experts in transplantation and related medical fields have a common goal of increasing organ donation in the United States by 1,000 transplants per year for the next five years. This issue of “The AJT Report” looks at how this committee came together, and what the goal will mean for the field. Also this month, we review how a policy interpretation from CMS is impacting offsite organ recovery.


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Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Live Kidney Donors
P. P. Reese

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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:

Viral Infections

Guest Editor: Dr. Emily Blumberg


Guest Editors: Drs. Howard M. Gebel and Robert A. Bray 

Costimulation Blockade

Guest Editor: Dr. Allan D. Kirk