ESOT Transplant Evidence Alert - August 2015

This monthly Evidence Alert keeps you informed about new evidence-based publications recently added to the Transplant Library database, and Expert Reviews from your peers around the world.

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Kidney Transplantation

A personalized follow-up of kidney transplant recipients using video conferencing based on a 1-year scoring system predictive of long term graft failure (TELEGRAFT study): protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Foucher, Y. ; Meurette, A. ; Daguin, P. ; Bonnaud-Antignac, A. ; Hardouin, J. B. ; Chailan, S. ; Neau, K. ; Papuchon, E. ; Gaboriau, S. ; Legendre, C. ; Morelon, E. ; Tessier, P. ; Giral, M.
BMC Nephrology. 2015;16(1):6

Nefopam as an adjunct to intravenous patient-controlled analgesia after renal transplantation: a randomised trial
Kim, S. Y. ; Huh, K. H. ; Roh, Y. H. ; Oh, Y. J. ; Park, J. ; Choi, Y. S.
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 2015;[Record in progress]

The TRANSNephro-study examining a new transition model for post-kidney transplant adolescents and an analysis of the present health care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Kreuzer, M. ; Prufe, J. ; Bethe, D. ; Vogel, C. ; Grosshennig, A. ; Armin, K. ; Oldhafer, M. ; Dierks, M. ; Albrecht, U. ; Muther, S. ; Reinhard, B. ; Lars, P.
Trials [Electronic Resource]. 2014;15(1):505

Cardiac response to early conversion from calcineurin inhibitor to everolimus in renal transplant recipients - a three-yr serial echocardiographic substudy of the randomized controlled CENTRAL trial
Murbraech, K. ; Massey, R. ; Undset, L. H. ; Midtvedt, K. ; Holdaas, H. ; Aakhus, S.
Clinical Transplantation. 2015;29(8):678-84

Long-term study of steroid avoidance in renal transplant patients: a single-center experience
Nagib, A. M. ; Abbas, M. H. ; Abu-Elmagd, M. M. ; Denewar, A. A. E. F. ; Neamatalla, A. H. ; Refaie, A. F. ; Bakr, M. A.
Transplantation Proceedings. 2015;47(4):1099-104

Conversion from tacrolimus to cyclosporine in patients with new-onset diabetes after renal transplant: an open-label randomized prospective pilot study
Rathi, M. ; Rajkumar, V. ; Rao, N. ; Sharma, A. ; Kumar, S. ; Ramachandran, R. ; Kumar, V. ; Kohli, H. S. ; Gupta, K. L. ; Sakhuja, V.
Transplantation Proceedings. 2015;47(4):1158-61

Reduced Incidence of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving Everolimus and Reduced Tacrolimus Doses
Tedesco-Silva, H. ; Felipe, C. ; Ferreira, A. ; Cristelli, M. ; Oliveira, N. ; Sandes-Freitas, T. ; Aguiar, W. ; Campos, E. ; Gerbase-DeLima, M. ; Franco, M. ; Medina-Pestana, J.
American Journal of Transplantation. 2015;[record in progress]

Liver Transplantation

Impact of Anti-Thymocyte Globulin During Immunosuppression Induction in Patients with Hepatitis C After Liver Transplantation
Garcia-Saenz-de-Sicilia, M. ; Olivera-Martinez, M. A. ; Grant, W. J. ; Mercer, D. F. ; Baojjang, C. ; Langnas, A. ; McCashland, T.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2014;59(11):2804-2812

The haemodynamic effects of the perioperative terlipressin infusion in living donor liver transplantation: A randomised controlled study
Ibrahim, N. ; Hasanin, A. ; Allah, S. A. ; Sayed, E. ; Afifi, M. ; Yassen, K. ; Saber, W. ; Khalil, M.
Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2015;59(3):156-64

Single dose of granulocyte colony stimulating factor in leukopenia after post-liver transplant
Shayesteh, A. A. ; Lankarani, K. B. ; Taghavi, S. A. ; Malek-Hosseini, S. A. ; Peymani, P.
Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2014;7(4):47-9

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Early withdrawal of calcineurin inhibitor from a sirolimus-based immunosuppression stabilises fibrosis and the TGF-beta signaling pathway in kidney transplant
Rivelli, R. F. ; Goncalves, R. T. ; Jr, M. L. ; Santos, M. A. ; Delgado, A. G. ; Cardoso, L. R. ; Takiya, C. M.
Nephrology. 2015;20(3):168-176

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Reviewer: Professor Alan Jardine,University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Clinical Impact Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2 of 5)

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