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Response to “Hand transplantation: current challenges and future prospects”

Authors Trofe-Clark J, Levin LS

Received 27 April 2017

Accepted for publication 19 May 2017

Published 6 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 39—41

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TRRM.S140390

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Qing Yi


Jennifer Trofe-Clark,1,2 L Scott Levin3–6

1Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2Department of Pharmacy Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 3Penn Hand Transplant Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 4Hand Transplantation Program, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 5Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 6Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, USA

We read with interest the recent review article by Alolabi et al entitled: “Hand transplantation: current challenges and future prospects”. 1 However, one significant omission to the “ideal multidisciplinary transplant team” is the absence of a transplant pharmacist.1 

Authors’ reply

Noor Alolabi,1 Achilles Thoma1–3

1Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, 2Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, 3Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

We would like to thank Drs Jennifer Trofe-Clark and L Scott Levin for their letter in response to our published article “Hand transplantation: current challenges and future prospects”.1 We would also like to commend the Penn Hand Transplant Program’s work and efforts in advancing the field of hand transplantation. 
View the original paper by Alolabi and colleagues.

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