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Title Adequate HLA matching in keratoplasty / volume editor, R. Sundmacher
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (vii, 100 pages) : illustrations
Series Developments in ophthalmology, 0250-3751 ; v. 36
Developments in ophthalmology ; v. 36. 0250-3751
Contents Introduction / R. Sundmacher, T. Reinhardt -- The short story of HLA and its methods / I.I.N. Doxiadis, F.H.J. Claas -- Degree of compatibility for HLA-A and -B affects outcome in high-risk corneal transplantation / W.H. Beekhuis, M. Bartels, I.I.N. Doxiadis, G. van Rij -- Histocompatibility and corneal transplantation / H.J. Völker-Dieben et al -- HLA class I and II matching improves prognosis in penetrating normal-risk keratoplasty / T. Reinhard et al -- Individual analysis of expected time on the waiting list for HLA-matched corneal grafts / D. Böhringer et al -- Shortage in the face of plenty: improving the allocation of corneas for transplantation / T.M.M.H. de By -- Future HLA matching strategies in clinical transplantation / F.H.J. Claas, D.L. Roelen, M. Oudshoorn, I.I.N. Doxiadis -- The role of minor histocompatibility alloantigens in penetrating keratoplasty / J.W. Streilein, C. Arancibia-Caracamo, H. Osawa -- A clinician's outlook on HLA matching for keratoplasty / R. Sundmacher -- Subject index
Summary 'Immunologic privilege' of the cornea and anterior chamber has, in most cases, been believed to be a sufficient guarantee for survival of the donor cornea. If this failed, it was thought that adjunctive immunomodulating agents would compensate. But the question of how to care for better tolerance and safer long-term survival of corneal grafts after withdrawal of a potent immunomodulating shield still remained unanswered. The answer is human leukocyte antigens (HLA) matching. In this volume, immunological and clinical aspects are discussed by renowned clinical and experimental immunologists as well as experienced keratoplasty surgeons. These experts conclude that HLA matching is, in fact, a valuable adjunct for long-term survival of corneal grafts not only in those at high risk but notably also in patients at normal risk. This volume opens new pathways towards the successful application of HLA matching to keratoplasty surgeons, experimental and clinical immunologists and cornea bank officers, at the same time acting as an aid to ophthalmologists when finding the basis to adequately advise their keratoplasty patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cornea -- Transplantation -- Immunological aspects
HLA histocompatibility antigens.
Histocompatibility testing.
Corneal Transplantation -- immunology
Histocompatibility Testing
HLA Antigens
Histocompatibility testing
HLA histocompatibility antigens
Hornhauttransplantation -- HLA-System -- Aufsatzsammlung.
HLA-System -- Hornhauttransplantation -- Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Sundmacher, Rainer, 1943-
S. Karger (Firm)
LC no. 2002034061
ISBN 9783318009057