Infection and malignancy after pediatric heart transplantation: the role of induction therapy.

@article{Gajarski2011InfectionAM,
  title={Infection and malignancy after pediatric heart transplantation: the role of induction therapy.},
  author={Robert J. Gajarski and Elizabeth D. Blume and Simon Urschel and Kenneth B. Schechtman and Jie Zheng and Lori J. West and Louis Altamirano and S Miyamoto and David C. Naftel and James K. Kirklin and Mary C Zamberlan and Charles E. Canter},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={299-308}
}
BACKGROUND Variable rates of malignancy and early infection have previously been reported in heart transplant (HTx) recipients who received induction therapy. This study hypothesized that induced pediatric patients would have an increased risk of these events compared with non-induced patients. METHODS Data from a prospective, multicenter event-driven registry of outcomes after HTx listing in patients aged < 18 years was used to analyze risks of infection and malignancy and their association… CONTINUE READING
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