The CCAS webinar on January 9, 2021, focused on relevant articles for pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists published in 2020. If you missed the opportunity to attend, please click HERE to access the … [Read More...]
CCAS is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.
Question of the Week
A 15-year-old female with a history of orthotopic heart transplantation 2 months prior presents with intermittent fevers, abdominal pain, diarrhea and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is confirmed by lymph node biopsy and a PET-CT scan of her body. Which of the following risk factors in the recipient at the time of heart transplantation is MOST LIKELY associated with the development of PTLD?
A. Positive cytomegalovirus (CMV) serology
B. Positive Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology
C. Negative EBV serology
D. High panel reactive antibody (PRA)