Report from a consensus conference on antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation.

  title={Report from a consensus conference on antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation.},
  author={Jon Kobashigawa and Mar{\'i}a Generosa Crespo-Leiro and Stephan M. Ensminger and Hermann C Reichenspurner and Annalisa Angelini and Gerald T Berry and Margaret Burke and Lawrence Czer and Nicola Erika Hiemann and Abdallah Kfoury and Donna Mancini and Paul J. Mohacsi and Jignesh L. Patel and Naveen Pereira and Jeffrey L Platt and Elaine F Reed and Nancy L. Reinsmoen and E. Ren{\'e} Rodr{\'i}guez and Marlene L. Rose and Stuart D. Russell and Randy Starling and Nicole Suciu-Foca and Jose A. Tallaj and David O. Taylor and Adrian B. Van Bakel and Lori West and Adriana Zeevi and Andreas Zuckermann},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={30 3},
BACKGROUND The problem of AMR remains unsolved because standardized schemes for diagnosis and treatment remains contentious. Therefore, a consensus conference was organized to discuss the current status of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in heart transplantation. METHODS The conference included 83 participants (transplant cardiologists, surgeons, immunologists and pathologists) representing 67 heart transplant centers from North America, Europe, and Asia who all participated in smaller… CONTINUE READING
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