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Increased use of split-liver transplants can trim waiting lists

In the United States, transplant lists typically have about 16,000 people waiting for new livers. Each year, 10 percent of that list — 1,600 patients — die before they are chosen. Recent research found that split-liver transplants...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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Allocation of scarce livers for transplant seeks to balance competing ethical principles of autonomy, utility, and justice. Given the history and ongoing dependence of transplantation on public support for funding and organs, understanding...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Increased longevity in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with late complications, mainly heart failure, which may not be amenable to redo surgery and become refractory to medical therapy and so, trigger...

source: Heart

HIV+ patients are not routinely offered heart transplantation(HT) due to lack of adequate outcomes data. Between January‐2004 and March‐2017, we identified 41 adult(greater than or equal 18years) HT recipients with...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Are vaccine-preventable infections a common cause for hospitalization after pediatric solid organ transplant? In this multicenter cohort study of 6980 pediatric solid organ transplant...

source: JAMA Pediatrics

Donation after circulatory death (DCD) in the UK has tripled in the last decade. However, outcomes following DCD liver transplantation are poorer than for brain-stem death (DBD) liver transplants. This study examines whether...

source: Journal of Hepatology

Spread the word about the benefits of AST membership and help strengthen the Society! New this year - All members who successfully recruit 3 new members will receive 1 future year of membership free! In addition, you will be entered in the yearly prize drawing, which includes...

source: AST

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