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December 08, 2011

In this podcast, Lisa Coscia, RN, BSN, Senior Research Coordinator at the National Transplantation Pregnancy Registry (NTPR), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, discusses with Cynthia Galbraith, RN, NP-C, MSN, CNS-Manager of Liver Transplant at the University of California, San Francisco, the importance of having a preparedness plan in place when disaster strikes during the transplant process.

February 02, 2011

In this podcast, Dr. Millie Samaniego, Chair of the Education Committee of the AST and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan, discusses with Dr. Shawn Pelletier, Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan, the evaluation, outcomes, and challenges of living donor liver transplantation.

January 10, 2011

In this podcast, Dr. Patricia Harren, Clinical Director for Pediatric Transplantation at New York Presbyterian Medical Center – Columbia University, discusses with Dr. Beverly Kosmach – Park, Clinical Specialist for Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, the challenges and interventions for assessing and working with children who have developmental issues following Solid Organ Transplantation.

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January 05, 2011

In this podcast, Dr. Josef Stehlik, Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at the University of Utah and Dr. Jeffrey Teuteberg, Assistant Director of the Heart Transplant Program at the University of Pittsburgh review the status of non-invasive methods to detect cardiac allograft rejection.

January 04, 2011

In this podcast, Dr. Veronica Gomez-Lobo, Professor of Clinical Ob/Gyn at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Ob/Gyn at Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center describe new methods of contraception as well as the new CDC Guidelines for contraceptive management in recipients of solid organ transplants.

December 29, 2010

In this podcast, Dr. Jagbir Gill, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia discusses issues related to kidney transplantation and post-transplant immunosuppressive management in the elderly patient with end stage renal disease.

December 28, 2010

In this podcast, Dr. Steven Gordon, Associate Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Infectious at the Cleveland Clinic describes the epidemiology of infections in patients with implantable ventricular assist devices (VAD) as bridge and reviews clinical approach to management and prevention of VAD associated infections.

December 23, 2010

In this podcast, Dr. Michele I. Morris, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Immunocompromised Host Section at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine describes the importance of tuberculosis as a potential donor transmitted infection and reviews guidelines for evaluating donors and candidates.

October 26, 2010

In this podcast, Dr. Marian Michaels, Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, interviews Dr. Deepali Kumar, Associate Professor ofInfectious Diseases at the University of Alberta, to address issues of influenza and influenza vaccination in the transplant community. They will discuss the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine in the transplant patients and recommendations for vaccinations. In addition, they will address the use of flumist in close contacts and healthcare workers. Issues of concern such as screening for influenza in our patients and instituting early treatment will be reviewed as well as other recommendations for keeping our patients healthy during the flu season.

September 28, 2010

Dr. Daniel Kaul, Director of the Transplant Infectious Disease services at the University of Michigan, discusses the changing paradigms for testing of Human T cell lymphotropic viruses. The podcast reviews HTLV disease and epidemiology. Dr. Kaul specifically explains the problems that we have with current testing for HTLV in a low prevalence area such as the United States and the rationale for UNOS deciding to discontinue Donor screening of HTLV

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