Henkie P. Tan

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Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) and alemtuzumab have been used for induction or preconditioning and for the treatment of acute rejection in organ transplant recipients in many centers. Such regimens may lead to a substantial decline in the CD4 lymphocyte count to levels seen in other population groups at high risk of cryptococcosis. In view of this, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is known to occur after solid organ transplantation (SOT), potentially associated with cyclosporine and tacrolimus. In this study, we assess the frequency and clinical and imaging characteristics of PRES after SOT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 27 patients (13 men and 14(More)
Portopulmonary hypertension (PPHTN) is no longer an absolute contraindication to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The pre-OLT management of patients with PPHTN requires early diagnosis and chronic therapy with intravenous epoprostenol to decrease pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). Close follow-up is necessary to reassess pulmonary artery pressures(More)
Antibody mediated rejection (AMR) poses a significant and continued challenge for long term graft survival in kidney transplantation. However, in the recent years, there has emerged an increased understanding of the varied manifestations of the antibody mediated processes in kidney transplantation. In this article, we briefly discuss the various(More)
We investigated retrospectively the risk factors for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection under ganciclovir or valganciclovir prophylaxis (oral ganciclovir 1 g tid, valganciclovir 450 mg/d) in our kidney and simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplant patients undergoing transplantation between July 1, 2001 and February 28, 2003. Two hundred eleven patients(More)
Alemtuzumab was used as an induction agent in 205 renal transplant recipients undergoing 207 living donor renal transplants. All donor kidneys were recovered laparoscopically. Postoperatively, patients were treated with tacrolimus monotherapy, and immunosuppression was weaned when possible. Forty-seven recipients of living donor renal transplants prior to(More)
The success of adult right-lobe living donor liver transplants (RLDLT) would not have been possible without the experience of the early pioneers of pediatric living donor liver transplants (LDLT). Our experience with 95 RLDLTs from July, 2000 to May, 2002 at a single institution is reported with specific emphasis on arterial reconstruction. The evolution of(More)
The Cylex ImmuKnow Test (Cylex, Columbia, MD) measures immune cell function (ICF) and is based on the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) released when T cells are stimulated by phytohemagglutinin. This preliminary study sought to determine if ICF measurements can be used to stratify kidney transplant recipients according to the risk for developing BK(More)
BACKGROUND Induction with lymphocyte-depleting antibodies is routinely used to prevent rejection but often skews T cells toward memory. It is not fully understood which memory and regulatory T-cell subsets are most affected and how they relate to clinical outcomes. METHODS We analyzed T cells from 57 living-donor renal transplant recipients (12 reactive(More)