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June 2016

Lab Publications in AJT

Lab members Allan Massie, PhD and Sunjae Bae, KMD MPH had their papers published in the July issue of American Journal of Transplantation.

 

A Risk Index for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation (pages 2077–2084)
A. B. Massie, J. Leanza, L. M. Fahmy, E. K. H. Chow, N. M. Desai, X. Luo, E. A. King, M. G. Bowring and D. L. Segev

This study proposes a risk index for living donor kidney transplant recipients, the LKDPI, which quantifies the risk of graft loss on the same scale as the KDPI. See editorial on page 1951 from Schold and Kaplan.

 

Changes in Discard Rate After the Introduction of the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) (pages 2202–2207)
S. Bae, A. B. Massie, X. Luo, S. Anjum, N. M. Desai and D. L. Segev

Providing the Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) with deceased donor kidney offers is associated with increased discards of standard criteria donor kidneys with KDPI > 85, a subgroup where the old standard/extended criteria donor designation and the new KDPI scoring deliver opposing messages, suggesting the possibility of a labeling effect.

First HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant in the US

After six years of starting the campaign in Washington D.C. and after three years of passing the HOPE Act, Johns Hopkins performs the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant in the US. ERGOT’s own Dr. Dorry Segev took part in front-running for the change in legislation that now allows the once illegal practice of donating and transplanting HIV-positive organs.

Photo credit to KRISTOPHER RADDER/U.S. Navy

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