A 32-year-old male with Down's syndrome recently underwent a pancreas and renal transplantation and is doing well 8 weeks after surgery. In general, what are your thoughts about transplanting people with Down's syndrome?
I would like information on appropriate isolation policies for renal transplant patients who present with fever, pulmonary infection (of unknown origin), septicemia, and/or rejection. Do such conditions indicate isolation precautions?
Liver transplantation has become a victim of its own success. An increasing number of patients are referred for liver transplantation, but the number of available grafts has remained stagnant at best. The organ shortage is the only limiting factor to further application of liver transplantation.