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Evolution of the art and science of kidney transplantation in HIV positive patients

Evolution of the Art and Science of Kidney Transplantation in HIV

Once considered prohibitive, kidney transplantation in HIV (+) recipients is achieving outcomes similar to comparable recipients without HIV. These successes are possible because of incremental improvements in care that resulted from lessons learned from the last two

A new kind of human immune cell that cannot leave the liver

Natural Killer (NK) cells are immune cells that are found in the blood and protect the body by killing infected and cancerous cells. NK cells can also be found in large numbers in some organs, including the

Disparities resulting from variations in regional donor supply and liver transplant tourism

In the United States, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) develops national policies that determine how donated organs are collected, matched, and distributed with candidates on the transplantation waitlist. Currently, the nation is divided into 11

Bone from tissue banking to regenerate the lost bone jaws induce the production of antibodies

Dental implants have shown important role in dentistry, reaching success rates in osseointegration at the order of 97% of cases. The dental implant is a titanium device which is positioned in the alveolar bone, so as to

Crafting and grafting of new cells to treat epidermolysis bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a disease that causes the skin to become extremely fragile, which leads to the formation of blisters. Depending on the form the disease takes, ranging from relatively mild to terribly severe, the blistering

Outcomes of Influenza infections in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients

Influenza infection causes mild disease in most cases and severe complications in very few cases. The severity of influenza infection depends mainly on the type of influenza virus and the status of the patient’s immune system. Since