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Volume 18—2012

Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

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Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only
Integrating Genome-based Informatics to Modernize Global Disease Monitoring, Information Sharing, and Response
F. M. Aarestrup et al.
Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only
Challenges and Controversies in Defining Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
P. Cegielski et al.

Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

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Infectious Disease Transmission during Organ and Tissue Transplantation
M. A. Greenwald et al.
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Transplantation of organs and tissues (bone, tendon, skin, cornea) will always be associated with some risk for transmission of infectious diseases from donor to recipient. Understanding and minimizing this risk is difficult for many reasons: donor screening processes vary, screening for every infectious organism is not possible, and assessment of recipient health after transplantation to determine possibility of disease transmission is often not adequate. In May 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration held a meeting to address these challenges and establish a research agenda for minimizing these transplant transmission risks. Attendees agreed that the focus should be on standardizing donor screening, compiling disease transmissibility data, monitoring of transplant recipients’ health, and assessing effectiveness of measures to minimize disease transmission. Collaboration and sharing of perspectives, experiences, and resources of all stakeholders in the transplantation process (government, private industry, and health care providers) can improve the safety of organ and tissue transplantation.

Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

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