ESOT Transplant Evidence Alert: Top 10 New Studies - May 2015

This monthly Alert keeps you informed about new high-level evidence publications recently added to the Transplant Library database. All ESOT members have access to this database. If you have not received your Personal Account details, please email us.

Kidney Transplantation

Daclizumab Versus Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin in High-Risk Renal Transplants: Five-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Study
Hellemans, R. ; Hazzan, M. ; Durand, D. ; Mourad, G. ; Lang, P. ; Kessler, M. ; Charpentier, B. ; Touchard, G. ; Berthoux, F. ; Merville, P. ; Ouali, N. ; Squifflet, J. P. ; Bayle, F. ; Wissing, K. M. ; Noel, C. ; Abramowicz, D.
American Journal of Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Low-dose Pamidronate for Treatment of Early Bone Loss Following Kidney Transplantation: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Shahidi, S. ; Ashrafi, F. ; Mohammadi, M. ; Moeinzadeh, F. ; Atapour, A.
Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2015;9(1):50-5

Liver Transplantation

Conditioning With Sevoflurane in Liver Transplantation: Results of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Beck-Schimmer, B. ; Bonvini, J. M. ; Schadde, E. ; Dutkowski, P. ; Oberkofler, C. E. ; Lesurtel, M. ; DeOliveira, M. L. ; Figueira, E. R. ; Rocha Filho, J. A. ; Auler, J. O., Jr. ; D'Albuquerque, L. A. ; Reyntjens, K. ; Wouters, P. ; Rogiers, X. ; Debaerdemaeker, L. ; Ganter, M. T. ; Weber, A. ; Puhan, M. A. ; Clavien, P. A. ; Breitenstein, S.
Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Immunosuppression Modifications Based on an Immune Response Assay: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial
Ravaioli, M. ; Neri, F. ; Lazzarotto, T. ; Bertuzzo, V. R. ; Di Gioia, P. ; Stacchini, G. ; Morelli, M. C. ; Ercolani, G. ; Cescon, M. ; Chiereghin, A. ; Del Gaudio, M. ; Cucchetti, A. ; Pinna, A. D.
Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Tuberculosis prophylaxis with levofloxacin in liver transplant patients is associated with a high incidence of tenosynovitis: Safety analysis of a multicenter randomized trial
Torre-Cisneros, J. ; Juan, R. S. ; Rosso-Fernandez, C. M. ; Silva, J. T. ; Munoz-Sanz, A. ; Munoz, P. ; Miguez, E. ; Martin-Davila, P. ; Lopez-Ruz, M. A. ; Vidal, E. ; Cordero, E. ; Montejo, M. ; Blanes, M. ; Farinas, C. ; Herrero, J. I. ; Rodrigo, J. ; Aguado, J. M.
Clinical Infectious Disease. 2015;[record in progress]

Renal Function in De Novo Liver Transplant Recipients Receiving Different Prolonged-Release Tacrolimus Regimens-The DIAMOND Study
TruneCka, P. ; Klempnauer, J. ; Bechstein, W. O. ; Pirenne, J. ; Friman, S. ; Zhao, A. ; Isoniemi, H. ; Rostaing, L. ; Settmacher, U. ; Monch, C. ; Brown, M. ; Undre, N. ; Tisone, G.
American Journal of Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Heart Transplantation

The Effect of Everolimus Initiation and Calcineurin Inhibitor Elimination on Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in De Novo Recipients: One-Year Results of a Scandinavian Randomized Trial
Arora, S. ; Andreassen, A. K. ; Andersson, B. ; Gustafsson, F. ; Eiskjaer, H. ; Botker, H. E. ; Radegran, G. ; Gude, E. ; Ioanes, D. ; Solbu, D. ; Sigurdardottir, V. ; Dellgren, G. ; Erikstad, I. ; Solberg, O. G. ; Ueland, T. ; Aukrust, P. ; Gullestad, L.
American Journal of Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Randomized Pilot Trial of Gene Expression Profiling Versus Heart Biopsy in the First Year After Heart Transplant: Early Invasive Monitoring Attenuation Through Gene Expression Trial (EIMAGE)
Kobashigawa, J. ; Patel, J. ; Azarbal, B. ; Kittleson, M. ; Chang, D. ; Czer, L. ; Daun, T. ; Luu, M. ; Trento, A. ; Cheng, R. ; Esmailian, F.
Circulation. Heart Failure. 2015;[record in progress]

Lung Transplantation

A randomised controlled trial of azithromycin therapy in bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) post lung transplantation
Corris, P. A. ; Ryan, V. A. ; Small, T. ; Lordan, J. ; Fisher, A. J. ; Meachery, G. ; Johnson, G. ; Ward, C.
Thorax. 2015;70(5):442-50

Various Organs

Increased osteoprotegerin predicts poor virological outcome during anticytomegalovirus therapy in solid organ transplant recipients
Ueland, T ; Rollag, H. ; Hartmann, A. ; Jardine, A. ; Humar, A. ; Bignamini, A. A. ; Asberg, A. ; Aukrust, P.
Transplantation. 2015;99(1):100-5


Anti-B cell therapy with rituximab as induction therapy in renal transplantation
Joosten, I. ; Baas, M. C. ; Kamburova, E. G. ; van den Hoogen, M. W. ; Koenen, H. J. ; Hilbrands, L. B.
Transplant Immunology. 2014;31(4):207-209

Congratulations Dr. I Joosten�(and co authors) from the�Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.