Banff Lung Report: Current knowledge and future research perspectives for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary antibody-mediated rejection (AMR)

A. Roux, D. J. Levine, A. Zeevi, R. Hachem, K. Halloran, P. F. Halloran, L. Gibault, J. L. Taupin, D. A.H. Neil, A. Loupy, B. A. Adam, M. Mengel, D. M. Hwang, F. Calabrese, G. Berry, E. N. Pavlisko

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Abstract

The Lung session of the 2017 14th Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology Conference, Barcelona focused on the multiple aspects of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in lung transplantation. Multidimensional approaches for AMR diagnosis, including classification, histological and immunohistochemical analysis, and donor- specific antibody (DSA) characterization with their current strengths and limitations were reviewed in view of recent research. The group also discussed the role of tissue gene expression analysis in the context of unmet needs in lung transplantation. The current best practice for monitoring of AMR and the therapeutic approach are summarized and highlighted in this report. The working group reached consensus of the major gaps in current knowledge and focused on the unanswered questions regarding pulmonary AMR. An important outcome of the meeting was agreement on the need for future collaborative research projects to address these gaps in the field of lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • alloantibody
  • classification systems: Banff classification
  • clinical research/practice
  • histocompatibility
  • lung (allograft) function/dysfunction
  • lung transplantation/pulmonology
  • microarray/gene array
  • pathology/histopathology
  • rejection: antibody-mediated (ABMR)

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    Roux, A., Levine, D. J., Zeevi, A., Hachem, R., Halloran, K., Halloran, P. F., Gibault, L., Taupin, J. L., Neil, D. A. H., Loupy, A., Adam, B. A., Mengel, M., Hwang, D. M., Calabrese, F., Berry, G., & Pavlisko, E. N. (2019). Banff Lung Report: Current knowledge and future research perspectives for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). American Journal of Transplantation, 19(1), 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.14990