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Longer wait times for deceased donor kidney transplant have prompted newer initiatives to expedite the process. Reuse of a previously transplanted kidney might be appropriate in certain circumstances. However, one must also consider the unique issues that may arise after such transplants. We describe our experience in one such case where the donor kidney… (More)
This edition of the Schizophrenia Bulletin brings together 7 papers first presented at the conference ''Phenomenol-ogy and Psychiatry for the 21st century'' held at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, in September 2005. The conference initially aimed to redress an imbalance in training (both clinical and research) yet ended up attracting speakers and… (More)