Michael M. Abecassis

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OBJECTIVE To recommend practice guidelines for transplant physicians, primary care providers, health care planners, and all those who are concerned about the well-being of the live organ donor. PARTICIPANTS An executive group representing the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Societies of Transplantation, Transplant Surgeons, and Nephrology(More)
Proteomic technology has advanced steadily since the development of 'soft-ionization' techniques for mass-spectrometry-based molecular identification more than two decades ago. Now, the large-scale analysis of proteins (proteomics) is a mainstay of biological research and clinical translation, with researchers seeking molecular diagnostics, as well as(More)
The national demand for kidney transplantation far outweighs the supply of kidney organs. Currently, a patient's ability to receive a kidney transplant varies depending on where he or she seeks transplantation. This reality is in direct conflict with a federal mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services. We analyze current kidney allocation and(More)
Current strategies to improve graft outcome following kidney transplantation consider information at the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci. Cell surface antigens, in addition to HLA, may serve as the stimuli as well as the targets for the anti-allograft immune response and influence long-term graft outcomes. We therefore performed exome sequencing of DNA(More)
This study was conducted to assess the occurrence of fractures in solid-organ transplant recipients. Methods. Medical record review and surveys were performed. Patients received less than 6 months of glucocorticoids. Results. Of 351 transplant patients, 175 patients provided fracture information, with 48 (27.4%) having fractured since transplant (2-6(More)
The SC6 participants and researchers who want to submit papers should submit titles and abstracts by July 2, and full papers by July 23. Author(s) should advise which theme their paper has been prepared for. Please submit titles, abstracts and full papers to the Chair (Naozumi Miyabe, miyabe@fra.affrc.go.jp) and each relevant Theme Convenor below: Theme(More)
OBJECTIVE Urgent clinician-clinician communications require routes of contact that are fast and dependable, and allow for the exchange of complex information. Despite the increasing focus on improving healthcare delivery systems over the past decade, few studies have examined the role of technology in clinician-clinician communication. The aim of this study(More)
One Sentence Summary: Prediction of long-term kidney graft function with exome sequencing 28 29 30. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license peer-reviewed) is the author/funder. It is made available under a The copyright holder for this preprint (which was not. Exome Sequencing and Prediction of Long-Term Kidney Allograft Function, Mesnard et al. 2015 2 31(More)