Screening for rejection in symptomatic pediatric heart transplant recipients: the sensitivity of BNP.

@article{Geiger2008ScreeningFR,
  title={Screening for rejection in symptomatic pediatric heart transplant recipients: the sensitivity of BNP.},
  author={Miwa K. Geiger and Danielle Harake and Nancy J. Halnon and Juan Carlos Alejos and Daniel S. Levi},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={563-9}
}
As the pediatric OHT population expands, there is increasing demand for convenient, yet sensitive screening techniques to identify children with acute rejection when they present to acute care facilities. In children, symptoms of acute rejection or other causes of graft dysfunction are often non-specific and can mimic other childhood illnesses. The aim of this study was to assess the utility of BNP as a biomarker to assist providers in clinical decision-making when evaluating symptomatic… CONTINUE READING