Jeanne M Chen

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This article highlights trends in heart transplantation from 1998 to 2007, using data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The number of candidates actively awaiting heart transplantation has declined steadily, from 2525 in 1998 to 1408 in 2007, a 44% decrease. Despite(More)
Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (rATG)-based immunosuppression induction is being increasingly used in liver transplantation (LT) in conjunction with steroid-free protocols to delay the initiation of calcineurin inhibitors. This study reports a single-center comparison of transplant outcomes and complications in 3 immunosuppression eras. Data were obtained(More)
The significance of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) is not well known in the setting of pancreas transplantation. Since December 2009, we prospectively followed pancreas transplant patients with single-antigen-luminex-bead testing at one, two, three, six, and then every six months for the first two yr. Thirty-five of the 92 patients that underwent pancreas(More)
Pancreas transplantation is one of the great challenges of modern abdominal transplantation. Success relies on a dedicated group of individuals, working together at all levels of care, to demonstrate experience and expertise from the pre-transplant evaluation to long-term followup. The pancreas transplant program at Indiana University is currently one of(More)
Kidney transplantation faces many challenges not the least of which is the presence of pre-formed HLA antibodies. At our institution, we have used a combination of methods to immunomodulate sensitized patients. Most recently, this has been attempted with a combination of immunoglobulin (IVIG) and rituximab (Rituxan; Genetech, CA, USA). A total of 31(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common opportunistic infection encountered after pancreas transplantation. The records of 407 pancreas transplant recipients (226 simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant (SPK), 101 pancreas transplant after kidney (PAK), and 97 pancreas transplants alone [PTA]) performed at a single center with at least 1-yr follow-up were(More)
Indiana University's kidney transplant program has undergone changes in the program's approach to immunosuppression. This change in philosophy has moved the program away from multiple chronic maintenance immunosuppression strategies with corticosteroids to steroid-free maintenance immunosuppressive strategies for both adults and pediatric recipients.(More)
Pancreas retransplantation, excluding immediate retransplantation for graft thrombosis, is a technically treacherous operation with the added challenges of adhesions from the prior transplant and difficulties identifying usable recipient vessels. The goal of this study was to review our single-center experience with late pancreas retransplantation. Charts(More)
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