The Best of Early Career Research on May Journal Watch

Published 27 May 2024
  • Anesthesiology & Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
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  • Nursing & Allied Health
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Pulmonology
  • Research & Immunology

ISHLT Journal Watch typically features early career and trainee member insights on recent studies, but this special edition features research led or conducted by ISHLT early career and trainee members.

In this special issue, presented by the ISHLT Early Career and Trainee Committee, these early career researchers present their own work and insights, with a focus on each of the 10 ISHLT Professional Communities.

Anesthesiology + Critical Care

Mohammad Al-Ani, MD
University of Florida | Gainsville, FL USA
Utilization of the percutaneous left ventricular support as a bridge to heart transplantation across the United States: In-depth UNOS database analysis.
Al-Ani M, Bai C, Bledsoe M, et al. JHLT Nov 2023;42(11):1597-1607.


Jackie DesJardin, MD
University of California San Francisco | San Francisco, CA USA
Investigating the "sex paradox" in pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from PHAR
DesJardin JT, Kime N, Kolaitis N, et al.JHLT Jun 2024;43(6):901-910

Cardiothoracic Surgery

William D. Tucker, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, TN USA
Impact of anticoagulation intensity on blood transfusion for venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during lung transplantation
W, Gannon W, Petree B, et al. JHLT May 2024;43(5):832-837.

Infectious Diseases

Emily Eichenberger, MD, MHS
Emory University School of Medicine | Atlanta, GA USA
Management and outcomes of heart transplant candidates with bloodstream infection on temporary mechanical circulatory support
Eichenberger EM, Satola S, Gupta D, Daneshmand M, Pouch S. JHLT Nov 2023;42(11):1501-1504.

Nursing + Allied Health

Stacy Al-Saleh, PhD, RN, CCTC
Mayo Clinic | Phoenix, AZ USA
A Cross-Sectional Study of Cognitive Function, Illness Perceptions, and Immunosuppression Medication Adherence After Heart Transplantation
Al-Saleh S, Conley S, Pace T, Insel KC. Western Journal of Nursing Research 2024; 46(3):164-171.


Alexander N. Wein, MD, PhD
Washington University School of Medicine | St. Louis, MO USA
Clinical and Histopathologic Characteristics of Recurrent Sarcoidosis in Posttransplant Lungs: 25 Years of Experience
Liang L, Wein A, Villanueva A, et al. American Journal of Surgical Pathology Sep 2023;47(9):1034-1038.


Caitlin Milligan, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital | Boston, MA USA
Impact of a Positive Crossmatch on Pediatric Heart Transplant Outcomes
Milligan C, Williams R, Singh TP, et al. JHLT Jun 2024;43(6):963-972.


Victoria Reams, PharmD, BCTXP
University of Florida | Gainsville, FL USA
Does Intravenous Immunoglobulin Administration Affect the Clearance of Monoclonal Antibodies in Transplant Recipients?
Reams V, Emtiazjoo A, Gries C, Rackauskas M, Saha BK. Transplantation May 2024;108(5);e69-e71.


Rayid Abdulqawi, MD, PhD
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Donor respiratory multidrug-resistant bacteria and lung transplantation outcomes
Abdulqawi R, Saleh RA, Alameer RM, et al. Journal of Infection Feb 2024;88(2):139-148.

Research + Immunology

Samantha Ennis, MBBS
St. Vincent's Hospital | Sydney, Australia
Specific human leucocyte antigen- DQ risk epitope mismatches are associated with CLAD after lung transplantation
Ennis S, Olsen N, Tong WWY, et al. American Journal of Transplantation Jul 2023;23(7):1009-1021.

Journal Watch Senior Editor

Ashley Fritz, MD

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