C4 article : Implications of COVID-19 in transplantation

© 2020 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons..

A novel coronavirus has had global impact on individual health and health care delivery. In this C4 article, contributors discuss various aspects of transplantation including donor and recipient screening, management of infected patients, and prevention of coronavirus disease (COVID). Donor screening with SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid testing (NAT) close to the time of procurement is recommended. Many programs are also screening all potential recipients at the time of admission. The management of COVID has evolved with remdesivir emerging as a new potential option for transplant recipients. Dexamethasone has also shown promise and convalescent plasma is under study. Prevention strategies for transplant candidates and recipients are paramount. Pediatric-specific issues are also discussed. Strategies for the psychological well-being of patients and providers are also imperative, in addition to future research priorities for transplantation.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2021

Contained In:

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons - Vol. 21, No. 5 (2021), p. 1801-1815

Language:

English

Contributors:

Contributors to the C4 article

Links:

Volltext

Keywords:

*COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing
*Organ Transplantation
*Tissue Donors
*Tissue and Organ Procurement
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COVID-19
Child
Clinical research/practice
Dexamethasone
Humans
Infection and infectious agents
Infection and infectious agents - viral
Infectious disease
Journal Article
Organ transplantation in general

Notes:

Date Completed 13.05.2021

Date Revised 13.05.2021

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status MEDLINE

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1111/ajt.16346

PMID:

33040483

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM317074326