Transplant News stories from September, 2016

Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran, principal investigator at the Kidney Transplant Center at Northwell Health on Long Island, aims to improve long-term kidney transplant viability- Research helps doctors improve organ transplant viability

By RYAN KAWALERSKI- The Statesman
Published on September 8, 2016

Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran, principal investigator at the Kidney Transplant Center at Northwell Health on Long Island, aims to improve long-term kidney transplant viability.

Bhaskaran and his team have been able to create a classification system to categorize BKV infections after renal transplants, according to Rawal. By analyzing case studies, they were able to establish five grades – low grade transient, low grade intermittent, low grade persistent, high grade transient and high grade persistent – which can be used to help doctors determine a course of action for managing immunosuppression and viral infections.

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