Bruce Kaplan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Overview of large database analysis in renal transplantation
    Bruce Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1052-6. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to quality: evaluation of the allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation
    Jesse D Schold
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0224, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:3121-7. 2005
  3. doi request reprint ABO incompatible renal transplantation in an HIV-seropositive patient
    Maya Campara
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Transplantation 86:176-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with long-term renal allograft survival
    Bruce Kaplan
    Division of Nephrology, Shands University Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0224, USA
    Ther Drug Monit 24:36-9. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized calcineurin inhibitor cross over study to measure the pharmacokinetics of co-administered enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium
    Bruce Kaplan
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Clin Transplant 19:551-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term graft survival with neoral and tacrolimus: a paired kidney analysis
    Bruce Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2980-4. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Poor predictive value of serum creatinine for renal allograft loss
    Bruce Kaplan
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1560-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of sirolimus withdrawal in patients with deteriorating renal function
    Bruce Kaplan
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1709-12. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus in combination with tacrolimus is associated with worse renal allograft survival compared to mycophenolate mofetil combined with tacrolimus
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2273-80. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil versus azathioprine therapy is associated with a significant protection against long-term renal allograft function deterioration
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Transplantation 75:1341-6. 2003

Detail Information

Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Overview of large database analysis in renal transplantation
    Bruce Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1052-6. 2003
    ..We hope to present both a guide to investigators who are first embarking on large-scale database analysis and also to present a fair view of the utility and limitations of a potentially very useful research tool in renal transplantation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to quality: evaluation of the allocation of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation
    Jesse D Schold
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0224, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:3121-7. 2005
    ..The extent to which these disparities are in line with broad policies of equity and potentially modifiable will have to be examined in the context of allocation policy...
  3. doi request reprint ABO incompatible renal transplantation in an HIV-seropositive patient
    Maya Campara
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Transplantation 86:176-8. 2008
    ..Antibody-mediated rejection was not observed on biopsy. The patient reached a serum creatinine nadir of 2.0 mg/dL on postoperative day 20, which has now been maintained for 170 days. His current CD4 count was 410 cells/microL...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with long-term renal allograft survival
    Bruce Kaplan
    Division of Nephrology, Shands University Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0224, USA
    Ther Drug Monit 24:36-9. 2002
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Randomized calcineurin inhibitor cross over study to measure the pharmacokinetics of co-administered enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium
    Bruce Kaplan
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Clin Transplant 19:551-8. 2005
    ..These observations should be taken into consideration when switching from one calcineurin inhibitor to another, but the final dosage should be based on both this pharmacokinetic data and the clinical situation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Long-term graft survival with neoral and tacrolimus: a paired kidney analysis
    Bruce Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2980-4. 2003
    ..Renal function was superior in the patients receiving initial tacrolimus therapy; however, slope of 1/Cr did not differ between the agents...
  7. ncbi request reprint Poor predictive value of serum creatinine for renal allograft loss
    Bruce Kaplan
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1560-5. 2003
    ..While renal function is a strong risk factor and highly correlated with graft failure, the utility of renal function as a predictive tool for graft loss is limited...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of sirolimus withdrawal in patients with deteriorating renal function
    Bruce Kaplan
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1709-12. 2004
    ..This strategy may be particularly useful in those patients where CNI withdrawal is considered to be of high immunologic or metabolic risk...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus in combination with tacrolimus is associated with worse renal allograft survival compared to mycophenolate mofetil combined with tacrolimus
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2273-80. 2005
    ..These results have to be interpreted in the context of the inherent limitations of any retrospective database analysis and evaluated in context with data from prospective clinical trials...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil versus azathioprine therapy is associated with a significant protection against long-term renal allograft function deterioration
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Transplantation 75:1341-6. 2003
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus with neoral versus mycophenolate mofetil with neoral is associated with decreased renal allograft survival
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:2058-66. 2004
    ..Outcomes regarding alternative strategies of Rapa utilization with reduced CsA, with alternative agents or with no calcineurin inhibitor cannot be extrapolated from these data...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of mycophenolate mofetil on long-term outcomes in kidney transplantation
    Titte R Srinivas
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Transplantation 80:S211-20. 2005
    ..In coming years, these benefits will require reevaluation in the context of the growing use of novel protocols combining MMF with tacrolimus or sirolimus...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long-term renal allograft survival: have we made significant progress or is it time to rethink our analytic and therapeutic strategies?
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1289-95. 2004
    ..Redirection of attention from early endpoints towards the process of long-term graft loss may be necessary to sustain early gains in the long term...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil vs azathioprine in a large population of elderly renal transplant patients
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Division of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:2864-9. 2004
    ..Previous studies reported a higher risk of death due to infection in elderly recipients treated with MMF-based immunosuppression...
  15. ncbi request reprint Death after graft loss: an important late study endpoint in kidney transplantation
    Bruce Kaplan
    University of Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Am J Transplant 2:970-4. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Renal allograft survival in patients with oxalosis
    Diane M Cibrik
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Transplantation 74:707-10. 2002
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  17. ncbi request reprint Kidneys from deceased donors: maximizing the value of a scarce resource
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:1725-30. 2005
    ..5 billion dollars...
  18. ncbi request reprint Lack of improvement in renal allograft survival despite a marked decrease in acute rejection rates over the most recent era
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    University of Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:378-83. 2004
    ..However, the etiology of this concerning trend for worse death censored graft survival in recent years will warrant further investigation...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between diabetes and infectious hospitalizations in renal transplant recipients
    M Cecilia Lansang
    Division of Endocrinology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1659-60. 2006
  20. ncbi request reprint Are we frozen in time? Analysis of the utilization and efficacy of pulsatile perfusion in renal transplantation
    Jesse D Schold
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:1681-8. 2005
    ..Additional evidence of improvement in graft survival, particularly in more recent years, provides further encouraging evidence for the use of PP...
  21. ncbi request reprint Decreased renal function is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular death after renal transplantation
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224
    Transplantation 75:1291-5. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate if renal function has a significant role in determining the risk for cardiovascular death in renal-allograft recipients...
  22. ncbi request reprint The broad spectrum of quality in deceased donor kidneys
    Jesse D Schold
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:757-65. 2005
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  23. ncbi request reprint Interaction between donor and recipient age in determining the risk of chronic renal allograft failure
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Medicine, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:14-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the interaction between donor and recipient age, we analyzed 40,289 primary solitary Caucasian adult renal transplants registered at the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) from 1988 to 1997...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dendritic cell deficiency associated with development of BK viremia and nephropathy in renal transplant recipients
    Karl L Womer
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Transplantation 89:115-23. 2010
    ..In a previous univariate analysis, we demonstrated a peripheral blood DC (PBDC) deficiency in patients with biopsy-proven BKVN, raising the possibility that reduction in DC predisposed to BK reactivation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Renal allograft survival in transplant recipients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
    Diane M Cibrik
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:64-7. 2003
    ..Zero mismatch LRD kidney transplants are not a risk factor for graft loss in FSGS patients but are associated with significantly better death-censored graft survival as compared to CAD 6-antigen match or mismatched donations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to long-term graft survival
    Bruce Kaplan
    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60612 7315, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 47:S52-64. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation halts cardiovascular disease progression in patients with end-stage renal disease
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Kidney Transplant Program, Division of Nephrology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Rm CG 98, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1662-8. 2004
    ..The data presented in this paper thus suggest that the development or progression of these lesions could be ameliorated by restoring renal function with a transplant...
  28. ncbi request reprint Improvement in hypercalcemia with cinacalcet after kidney transplantation
    Titte R Srinivas
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:323-6. 2006
    ..10). Graft function remained stable. Cinacalcet lowers SCa and raises SP in the short term in patients with persistent post-Tx hyperparathyroidism; long-term bone effects and persistent hyperparathyroidism merit further study...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term use of mycophenolate mofetil is associated with a reduction in the incidence and risk of late rejection
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:68-73. 2003
    ..30, p < 0.001). Further study is indicated to determine the optimal duration of MMF therapy after renal allograft transplantation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic principles of immunosuppressive drugs
    Titte R Srinivas
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:207-17. 2005
    ..In addition, we hope this review will help in understanding some of the basic drug interactions encountered in transplant practice...
  31. ncbi request reprint Why hasn't eliminating acute rejection improved graft survival?
    JogiRaju Tantravahi
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32601 0224, USA
    Annu Rev Med 58:369-85. 2007
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  32. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil in solid-organ transplantation
    Titte R Srinivas
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Box 100224, Gainesville, FL 32610 0224, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:2325-45. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Waiting time on dialysis as the strongest modifiable risk factor for renal transplant outcomes: a paired donor kidney analysis
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    Transplantation 74:1377-81. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive strategies to improve outcomes of kidney transplantation
    Ignatius Y Tang
    Transplantation Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Semin Nephrol 27:377-92. 2007
    ..We discuss the impact of various immunosuppressive regimens on the outcome measures of kidney transplantation: acute rejection episodes, allograft survival, and renal function...
  35. ncbi request reprint Association of antibody induction with short- and long-term cause-specific mortality in renal transplant recipients
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Division of Nephrology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0224, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 13:769-72. 2002
    ..In addition, ABI was associated with a significant risk for long-term malignancy-related death. The risk of ABI should be taken in context with potential benefits of this therapy...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effects of renal transplantation on peripheral blood dendritic cells
    Karl L Womer
    Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Clin Transplant 19:659-67. 2005
    ..Furthermore, PBDC monitoring may represent a novel strategy to predict important outcomes such as acute rejection, long-term graft loss and infectious complications...
  37. ncbi request reprint The impact of body mass index on renal transplant outcomes: a significant independent risk factor for graft failure and patient death
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    Division of Nephrology, University of Florida, Shands Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Rm CG 98, Gainesville FL 32610 0224, USA
    Transplantation 73:70-4. 2002
    ..To investigate this hypothesis we retrospectively analyzed 51,927 primary, adult renal transplants registered in the USRDS...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of drug interaction software to identify alerts for transplant medications
    Wendy D Smith
    Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 39:45-50. 2005
    ..A CPOE system with incomplete or inaccurate drug information will fail to identify clinically important drug interactions and, therefore, fail to reduce preventable adverse drug events (pADEs)...
  39. doi request reprint 2008 Update from the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry
    Rodolfo Alejandro
    The Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Transplantation 86:1783-8. 2008
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint The time is now: formation of true transplant centers
    R J Howard
    Department of Surgery, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:2225-9. 2008
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  41. ncbi request reprint Murine antithymocyte globulin therapy alters disease progression in NOD mice by a time-dependent induction of immunoregulation
    Greg Simon
    Department of Pathology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Diabetes 57:405-14. 2008
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Cyclosporine microemulsion and tacrolimus are associated with decreased chronic allograft failure and improved long-term graft survival as compared with sandimmune
    Herwig Ulf Meier-Kriesche
    University of Michigan Health System, Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Ann Arbor 48109 0364, USA
    Am J Transplant 2:100-4. 2002
    ..This association is independent of the use of MMF or changes in era...
  43. ncbi request reprint The role of ABO-incompatible living donors in kidney transplantation: state of the art
    James Thielke
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Semin Nephrol 27:408-13. 2007
    ..The present article reviews the history, outcomes, and current issues in kidney transplantation with ABO-incompatible living donors in adult and pediatric recipients...
  44. ncbi request reprint Exposure-response relationships for everolimus in de novo kidney transplantation: defining a therapeutic range
    John M Kovarik
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland
    Transplantation 73:920-5. 2002
    ..Exposure, safety, and efficacy data from the two everolimus randomized, double-blind phase 3 trials were evaluated to identify a therapeutic concentration range applicable in de novo kidney transplantation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil
    Hyunyoung Jeong
    Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2:184-91. 2007
  46. doi request reprint A randomized trial of a home-based educational approach to increase live donor kidney transplantation: effects in blacks and whites
    James R Rodrigue
    The Transplant Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:663-70. 2008
    ..We assessed the differential effectiveness in blacks and whites of a home-based (HB) LDKT educational approach...
  47. ncbi request reprint Patients' willingness to talk to others about living kidney donation
    James R Rodrigue
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Prog Transplant 18:25-31. 2008
    ..Living donor kidney transplantation has several advantages for patients with end-stage renal disease. However, many patients are reluctant to pursue this treatment option, preferring instead to wait for a deceased donor organ...
  48. doi request reprint The practical utility of an economic analysis of calcineurin withdrawal following renal transplantation
    Bruce Kaplan
    J Am Soc Nephrol 19:1627-8. 2008
  49. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolic acid trough level monitoring in solid organ transplant recipients treated with mycophenolate mofetil: association with clinical outcome
    Bruce Kaplan
    UIC Multiorgan Transplant Center, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 22:2355-64. 2006
    ..Predose trough samples of MPA are considered most convenient and economic, thereby allowing an increased use of TDM in the transplant setting. However, the added value of TDM for MMF therapy is still under debate...
  50. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic drug monitoring of mycophenolate mofetil in transplantation
    Teun van Gelder
    Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Ther Drug Monit 28:145-54. 2006
    ..The value of TDM in the general transplant population will be assessed from large, ongoing, randomized studies...
  51. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation: a half century of success and the long road ahead
    Bruce Kaplan
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:3270-1. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantations performed using non-heart-beating organ donors: going back to the future?
    Steven M Rudich
    Division of Transplant Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Transplantation 74:1715-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze renal transplant outcomes using this source of cadaveric (CAD) organs and compare the results with heart-beating organ sources...
  53. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of an everolimus-cyclosporine immunosuppressive regimen over the first 6 months after kidney transplantation
    John M Kovarik
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland 4002
    Am J Transplant 3:606-13. 2003
    ..Weight-adjusted dosing (mg/kg) does not appear warranted. Black patients may have lower bioavailability and/or higher clearance of everolimus compared with white patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Assessing long-term nephron loss: is it time to kick the CAN grading system?
    Philip F Halloran
    Am J Transplant 4:1729-30. 2004
  55. ncbi request reprint Treating tobacco use and dependence in kidney transplant recipients: development and implementation of a program
    Shawna L Ehlers
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, USA
    Prog Transplant 16:33-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe one institution's experience in implementing the clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence within a kidney and pancreas transplant program...
  56. ncbi request reprint The expectancies of living kidney donors: do they differ as a function of relational status and gender?
    James R Rodrigue
    The Transplant Center, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 110 Francis Street, LMOB Suite 7, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:1682-8. 2006
    ..Also, women continue to represent more than half of all the living kidney donors. This study examined whether donor expectancies varied as a function of relational status or gender...
  57. ncbi request reprint Transplant immunosuppressive drug trials on trial
    John J Curtis
    Am J Transplant 4:671-2. 2004
  58. doi request reprint Measuring the expectations of kidney donors: initial psychometric properties of the Living Donation Expectancies Questionnaire
    James R Rodrigue
    The Transplant Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Transplantation 85:1230-4. 2008
    ..0001), Personal Growth (P<0.01), Quid Pro Quo (P<0.0001), and Health Consequences (P<0.0001) expectations. The LDEQ has promise in evaluating donor candidates' expectations...
  59. ncbi request reprint A GH3-like domain in reaper is required for mitochondrial localization and induction of IAP degradation
    Michael R Olson
    Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Biol Chem 278:44758-68. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Response to "Sustained improvement of renal graft function for two years in hypertensive renal transplant recipients treated with nifedipine as compared with lisinopril"
    Titte R Srinivas
    Transplantation 74:139; author reply 139-40. 2002
  61. ncbi request reprint Electrolyte imbalances in pediatric living related small bowel transplantation
    Ulf H Beier
    Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Transplantation 85:217-23. 2008
    ..We investigated the pattern of electrolyte disturbances with regard to enteral malabsorption, renal compensation, and the influence of immunosuppression...
  62. ncbi request reprint The financial burden of transplantation: a single-center survey of liver and kidney transplant recipients
    James R Rodrigue
    The Transplant Center and the Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Transplantation 84:295-300. 2007
    ..These findings highlight the potential financial impact of transplantation on patients and families, and they have implications for assisting patients in managing out-of-pocket expenses after transplantation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes for open versus laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy
    James R Rodrigue
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass, USA
    Prog Transplant 16:162-9. 2006
    ..Rates of living kidney donation have increased dramatically in recent years, in large part because of improved surgical techniques such as laparoscopic nephrectomy...
  64. pmc Do report cards influence hospital choice? The case of kidney transplantation
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Inquiry 43:150-9. 2006
    ..We find some evidence that report cards influence younger and college-educated patients, but, overall, report cards do not affect demand...
  65. ncbi request reprint Successful rescue of refractory, severe antibody mediated rejection with splenectomy
    Bruce Kaplan
    Division of Transplant Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Transplantation 83:99-100. 2007
    ..Splenectomy may play a role in the treatment of AMR refractory to ST...