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  • Criteria Donors
  • He was awarded a Department of Health and Human Services Grant as the Principal Investigator of a project to study the acceptance of kidneys recovered from deceased expanded criteria donors and has served as the Medical Advisor to the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Department of Surgery
  • After serving for two years in the United States Navy as a Staff Surgeon at Walter Reed Medical Center, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, and as Ship's Surgeon on the USS Independence, Delmonico was recruited to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1980 as a member of the Transplantation Unit of the Department of Surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • practice
  • Updated to reflect todays practice guidelines, the new edition of this comprehensive text remains the definitive resource on all aspects of renal transplantation, including immunological, pathological, psychological and ethical considerations. (worldcat.org)
  • UNOS is the contractor for the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN), the federally designated organization that oversees the practice of transplantation in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • tubules
  • Nephritis is inflammation of the kidneys and may involve the glomeruli, tubules, or interstitial tissue surrounding the glomeruli and tubules. (wikipedia.org)
  • immunosuppressive
  • Although the donated kidney was rejected ten months later because no immunosuppressive therapy was available at the time-the development of effective antirejection drugs was years away-the intervening time gave Tucker's remaining kidney time to recover and she lived another five years. (wikipedia.org)
  • As multiple studies have demonstrated both its efficacy and safety in a clinical setting, it is also used in different minimization regimens to reduce the application of higher risk immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in solid organ transplantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • liver
  • As Chairman of TTS's Ethics Committee, he convened an International Forum on the live kidney donor in Amsterdam, Netherlands in April 2004, and on the liver lung, liver, intestine and pancreas donor in Vancouver, Canada in September 2005, with participation of over 100 physicians and surgeons from 44 countries around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • He then trained at the Transplant Center of the University of Cambridge and the University of Pittsburgh's Starzl Transplantation Institute, under the guidance of Thomas Starzl, the pioneer surgeon who performed the first liver transplant in humans in 1963. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was instrumental in setting up Palermo's ISMETT (Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies), the first liver transplant centre in Sicily, founded in 1997 thanks to a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Italian Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibodies
  • It occurs due to preformed donor specific antibodies (DSA) present in high titers and presents as graft failure that can occur within minutes (but sometimes may be delayed for a few days) after transplantation [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • bladder
  • If the kidney is getting blood, but there is an obstruction inferior to the kidney in the bladder or ureters, the radioisotope will not pass beyond the level of the obstruction, whereas if there is a partial obstruction then there is a delayed transit time for the MAG3 to pass. (wikipedia.org)
  • autoimmune
  • Nephritis is often caused by infections, and toxins, but is most commonly caused by autoimmune disorders that affect the major organs like kidneys. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • One of the earliest mentions about the possibility of a kidney transplant was by American medical researcher Simon Flexner , who declared in a reading of his paper on "Tendencies in Pathology" in the University of Chicago in 1907 that it would be possible in the then-future for diseased human organs substitution for healthy ones by surgery , including arteries, stomach, kidneys and heart . (wikipedia.org)
  • He is the Chief Medical Officer of the New England Organ Bank (NEOB) and Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts where he is Emeritus Director of Renal Transplantation. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • Tufts Medical Center has become one of the leading medical institutions in the country for kidney transplantation since its program began in 1971. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
  • Radioisotope renography is a form of medical imaging of the kidneys that uses radiolabelling. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the kidney is not getting blood for example, it will not be viewed at all, even if it looks structurally normal in medical ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging. (wikipedia.org)
  • inhibitors
  • As multiple studies have demonstrated both its efficacy and safety in a clinical setting, it is also used in different minimization regimens to reduce the application of higher risk immunosuppressive agents such as corticosteroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in solid organ transplantation. (wikipedia.org)