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Monthly Meeting Presentations

New and Emerging Viruses and the Influenza Epidemic (PDF)
Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and the composition of the Influenza vaccine for the upcoming year.
September 30th, 2014.

EBV Protocol (PDF)
Screening, risk-determination, and interventions for EBV presentation and PLTD in transplant recipients.
August 26th, 2014.

Splenectomy and Exposure Protocol (PDF)
Protocols for the various viral prophylaxes required for asplenic patients, including the Meningococcal, Hemophilus, Pneumococcal, and Varicella vaccines and FAQ.
June 24th, 2014.

Respiratory Virus Prevalence in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in 2013-2014 (PDF)
Stratification of viral presentations by the the type of organ transplanted. ((I’m quite tired so I hope this is the right order.))
April 29th, 2014.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Program for Immunocompromised Hosts Updates (PDF)
RSV Prophylaxis Plans and Protocol Drafts for RSV and Parainfluenza, Respiratory Viruses, and Tuberculosis.
January, 2014.

Prevalence of Respiratory Viruses Chart (PDF)
A chart showing the stratified proportions of viral presentations in solid organ transplant recipients. (???)
Date unknown.

Conference Presentations

Vaccines: What’s New and Hot (PDF)
IPTA, Vaccinations
IPTA 8th Conference on Pediatric Transplantation
March 28th-31st, 2015

Rhinovirus Infections in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patients (PDF)
Rhinovirus infections and the burden of disease in pediatric solid organ transplant recipents.
Date unknown.

St. Jude Transplant Symposium (PDF)
CMV; EBV; Evidence-Based Guideline Development
St. Jude Transplant Symposium
February 19th, 2015

Tale of two Herpes Viruses: CMV and EBV (PDF)
CMV; EBV; Information regarding the viruses including diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Pediatrics Solid Organ Transplant Symposium
March 28th, 2014

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prophylaxis for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Information regarding RSV prophylaxis and drug information about Palivizumab (Synagis).

PCP Pneumonia Prophylaxis for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Post-transplant prophylaxis protocol for Pneumocystis jirovecii for solid organ transplant recipients.

Influenza 2014-2015 Season Frequently Asked Questions for Immunocompromised Patients

A FAQ regarding this year’s Influenza outbreak.

Splenectomy Vaccine Protocol for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Patients

A guide for the vaccines required if a patient is asplenic, featuring the pathogens Streptococcus pnuemonia, Haemophilus influenza, and Neisseria meningitis.

Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment Protocol for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Pre-transplant guidelines state that all potential organ donors should be screened according to the guidelines below, and appropriate actions taken if the patient tests positive.

Summary of Safe Living Guidelines for Immunocompromised Patients

Learn how to prevent infections in your immunocompromised child or patient by following this summarized list of guidelines:

Respiratory Viruses and Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

Preemptive measures, preventative strategies, and interventions for RSV, Parainfluenza, Rhinovirus, Human MetaPneumovirus, Flu, Enterovirus, Adenovirus, and symptoms presenting at the time of organ offer.

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