This Medical News & Perspectives story discusses the clinical advances and future promise of penis transplants.
This Viewpoint discusses an approach to expanding the pool of potential donors of solid organs for transplantation.
This study found that longer donor leukocyte telomere length was associated with increased 5-year survival for patients with severe aplastic anemia who had undergone a hematopoietic cell transplant.
This systematic review summarizes the diagnostic approaches for Clostridium difficile infection and evaluates which therapeutic approaches should be used.
In this randomized trial among kidney transplant recipients, a 3-month course of levofloxacin initiated early following transplantation did not prevent BK viruria and was associated with an increased risk of adverse events such as bacterial resistance.
In a trial involving 30 adult patients with sickle cell phenotype with or without thalassemia, Hsieh and coauthors report that after undergoing nonmyeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from human leukocyte antigen–matched siblings, 26 patients achieved long-term engraftment.
Goldberg and coauthors report on the association of distance from a transplant center with access to waitlist placement, receipt of liver transplantation, and survival among veterans receiving care at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics.
Vora and coauthors investigated whether organ transplantation was the source of rabies virus
exposure in a kidney recipient who died 18 months after transplantation. They then evaluated for and
prevented rabies in other transplant recipients from the same donor. In an Editorial, Kaul discusses
the implications for improving the safety of solid organ transplantation.