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Fiftieth anniversary of the first heart transplantation in Switzerland in the context of the worldwide history of heart transplantation
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplantation in Switzerland, on 14 April 1969, this article reviews the history of the procedure worldwide and current challenges.
Transplantation of kidneys from deceased donors is associated with a high rate of postoperative renal dysfunction. During implantation, the kidney rewarms. This second warm ischaemia time is harmful, especially if prolonged.
Immunosuppressant therapeutic drug monitoring and trough level stabilisation after paediatric liver or kidney transplantation
Immunosuppressive therapy must be guided by therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) in paediatric liver (LT) and kidney transplantation (KT) patients to prevent under- and overdosing, which have clinical consequences.
Solid cancer development in solid organ transplant recipients within the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study
There is a large body of evidence indicating that 4 to 5% of solid organ transplant recipients develop a malignancy after transplantation, which corresponds to an approximately two- to four-fold elevated risk compared to the general population.
Health-related quality of life and stress-related post-transplant trajectories of lung transplant recipients: a three-year follow-up of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study
Lung transplantation provides a viable option for the survival of end-stage lung diseases. Besides survival as a clinical outcome measure, health-related quality of life and psychological distress have become important study outcomes.
The occurrence and development of cancer cells in the body is a dynamic process of interaction between the immune system and the tumour cells. Whether tumour growth is promoted or suppressed in the parabiosis model is still unclear.
Adult onset haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis prognosis is affected by underlying disease: analysis of a single-institution series of 174 patients
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare clinical syndrome characterised by activation of the mononuclear phagocytic system, and often leads to progressive multiple organ failure. Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is diagnosed late by most physicians.
Extended-criteria donors in lung transplantation in Switzerland: an evaluation of two adapted lung donor scores
Various scoring systems aim to assess the quality of organs donated for transplantation. How well such scoring systems reflect the practice in lung transplantation in Switzerland has never been studied.
Low 5-year cumulative incidence of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders after solid organ transplantation in Switzerland
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a potentially life-threatening complication of immunosuppression and oncogenic viral infections.
Haematopoietic cell transplantation in Switzerland, changes and results over 20 years: a report from the Swiss Blood Stem Cell Transplantation Working Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry 1997–2016
Federal regulations in Switzerland have made it mandatory to maintain a registry including all heamatopietic stem cell transplants performed in the country.