Welcome to the Transplant Unwrapped Clinician Section!
Intestinal Transplant At-a-Glance
1987: Dr. Thomas E. Starzl at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA performs the first multiviscereal transplant.
1987: The introduction of FK-506 (Tacrolimus) in 1987 and FDA approval in 1994 resulted in significant improvements in survival of intestinal transplant patients.
An intestinal transplant is a treatment option for patients with intestinal failure who have failed other medical and/or surgical treatments.
Clinician Information: Pre-Transplant.
Learn more about the causes of Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) and intestinal failure.
Intestinal Rehab and Indications for Transplant
Learn more about intestinal rehabilitation and the indications for an intestinal transplant.
Clinician Information: Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant.
Learn more about the steps of the intestinal transplant process.
Learn about the most common immunosuppressant and prophylactic medications.
Learn more about the most common complicaions after an intestinal transplant.
Learn about important health maintenance measures post-transplant.
Other Useful Information For Clinicians:
Find a listing of intestinal transplant centers with links to patient referral pages.
Learn from both live and recorded webinars on intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation. Sign-Up to view past-webinars.
Find a listing of journal articles on intestinal transplant. Free to read online.
A listing of professional organizations and further reading on intestinal rehabilitation and transplantation.
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