British Transplantation Society guidance during COVID-19, SPS (updated 9th June 2021)

The British Transplant Society (BTS) and the Centre of Evidence in Transplantation have collaborated to provide an open access repository of current and emerging evidence for solid organ donors, recipients and potential recipients in the context of COVID-19.
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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Arvinder S. Soin, Narendra S. Choudhary, Sanjay K. Yadav, Sanjiv Saigal, Neeraj Saraf, Amit Rastogi, Prashant Bhangui, Thiagarajan Srinivasan, Neelam Mohan, Sujeet K. Saha, Ankur Gupta, Rohan J. Chaudhary, Kamal Yadav, Swapnil Dhampalwar, Deepak Govil, Nikunj Gupta, Vijay Vohra
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
We report the positive experience of a single Transplant Center in Rome, part of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, one of the major national centers involved in the COVID-19 emergency.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this review, we attempted to provide a historical overview of bone marrow history, MSC discovery, characterization, and the first clinical studies conducted.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conditions:   Covid19;   SARS-CoV Infection;   Transplantation Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: SARS-CoV-2 IgG Sponsors:   Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven;   KU Leuven;   Hasselt University;   Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg;   Jessa Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Covid19;   SARS-CoV Infection;   Transplantation Infection Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: SARS-CoV-2 IgG Sponsors:   Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven;   KU Leuven;   Hasselt University;   Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg;   Jessa Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractThe safety of the tissue transplant recipient is a top priority for tissue banks, and the emergence of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has raised significant concerns about the risks of releasing tissue for clinical use. In the present study, we conducted a literature review about the potential infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in different biological tissues and the influence of various tissue processing and sterilization procedures on viral inactivation. The search revealed that SARS-CoV-2 binds to the human angiotensin-converting enzyme receptor to penetrate human cells. These receptors are present in skin cells, musculo...
Source: Cell and Tissue Banking - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Cold-stored platelet utilization was associated with adequate hemostasis and no overt signal for patient harm. Conversion from room-temperature to cold-stored platelets may be one method of reducing waste in times of scarce blood inventories. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 33029791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
On 7 October 2020, we withdrew our recommendations on reducing or deprioritising cystic fibrosis registry data entry, limiting transplant services and deferring transition to adult services because these emergency measures are no longer needed.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The COVID-19 pandemic presents significant challenges for health systems globally, including substantive ethical dilemmas that may pose specific concerns in the context of care for people with kidney disease. Ethical concerns may arise as changes to policy and practice impact on the ability of all health professionals to fulfil their ethical duties towards their patients in providing best practice care. In this paper we briefly describe such concerns and elaborate on issues of particular ethical complexity in kidney care: equitable access to dialysis during pandemic surges; balancing the risks and benefits of different kid...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: review Source Type: research
Immunosuppressed patients, including individuals with organ transplantation, have been among susceptible groups with regard to COVID-19, on the other hand pediatric patients more commonly undergo a mild clinic...
Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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