AST podcasts and recordings


September 19, 2008

In this podcast, Dr. Margaret Bia describes the incidence and causes of sexual dysfunction, including decreased libido in both genders and erectile dysfunction in men, after organ transplantation. She emphasizes the need for talking openly to patients about sexual issues and discusses her own approach to evaluation and treatment.

April 17, 2008

Dr. David Briscoe, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School and staff member at the Children's Hospital Boston, discusses the general role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in endothelial cell biology. Dr. Briscoe also describes the complex interplay between TOR signaling and the actions of VEGF. Finally, speculates on whether down regulation of VEGF accounts for the anti-neoplastic and proteinuric effects of TOR inhibition.

April 10, 2008

Dr. Emily Blumberg, an infectious diseases specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Pennsylvania, interviews Dr. Michael Green on the topic of Epstein-Barr Virus and Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLD) and the Transplant Patient. Dr. Green is Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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January 28, 2008

Dr. Emily Blumberg, an infectious diseases specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine with the University of Pennsylvania interviews Dr. Michael Ison on the topic of Influenza and the Transplant Patient. Dr. Ison is Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease and Organ Transplantation, at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

January 28, 2008

Dr. Emily Blumberg, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania interviews Dr. Robin Avery, section head of Transplant and Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. The topic is Immunization in the Transplanted Patient.

July 12, 2007

Dr. Peter Heeger, Professor of Medicine, member of the Transplant Institute, and the Institute of Immunology at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, discusses his new work related to the role of complement in transplant rejection with Dr Donald Hricik, AST Director of Postgraduate Medical Education.

Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida, interviews Dr. Lorraine Bell, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal on issues related to transitioning pediatric transplant recipients to adult health care providers. Dr. Bell discusses the current challenges to transitioning. She gives guidance on how to judge a patient's readiness to transition and methods to ensure a smooth and effective transition.


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