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1

What is the only absolute contraindication to organ donation?

HIV

2

When does hyperacute rejection present?

within minutes of re-establishing blood supply

3

What is hyperacute rejection?

vascular thrombosis

4

How do you prevent hyperacute rejection?

ABO matching
Lymphocytotoxic crossmatch

5

When does acute rejection occur?

between 5 days and 3 months after surgery

6

What signs suggest acute rejection?

organ dysfunction

7

What is the first line of therapy for acute rejection?

steroid boluses

8

What drugs are included with current maintenance protocols?

tacrolimus
mycophenolate mofetil
+/- prednisone