Lymphocyte tissue culture studies on human heart transplant recipients. III. Prediction of outcome of transplantation based on immunologic studies.

Abstract

Using in vitro lymphocyte tissue culture screening tests human heart transplant recipients during the academic year 1973/1974 were evaluated and an attempt made to predict their post-operative rejection course. The tests involved screening for serum depressive factors and screening for the recipient's lymphocyte reactivity. A scoring system was devised whereby the laboratory results could be converted to a predicted rejection score. Of the nine patients studied, eight are still doing well. Three recipient's who had a high postoperative rejection score as determined by an independent clinical team, were correctly identified pre-operatively and one of them had to be retransplanted. These screening tests may be helpful in the future in the selection of recipients.

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@article{Coulson1976LymphocyteTC, title={Lymphocyte tissue culture studies on human heart transplant recipients. III. Prediction of outcome of transplantation based on immunologic studies.}, author={A. Coulson and V H Zeitman and Cynthia Struthers and Enyu Dong and Edward B. Stinson and Randall B. Griepp and Rebecca Cohn and Norman E. Shumway}, journal={Clinical and experimental immunology}, year={1976}, volume={26 3}, pages={623-31} }