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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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Since 2005, the United States donor heart allocation system assigned patients awaiting transplantation with measurably distinct outcomes into a single high urgency priority status. In this old system, patients in...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

The burden of chronic kidney disease is rising among patients with cirrhosis — it is not known what impact this has had on post-LT outcomes. All patients listed for LT in the U.S. between 2002-17 were analyzed,...

source: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

This study aimed to examine the intermediate-term outcomes of lung transplantation (LTx) recipients from donors after circulatory death. This ISHLT DCD Registry report with five-year follow-up demonstrated similar...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Increasing numbers of women with thoracic transplants are planning and continuing pregnancies; however, pregnancy outcomes and risks to mother and baby have not been systematically assessed. Although few maternal deaths...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Allograft rejection is unique among immune responses in that it enlists 1%–10% of the total T cell repertoire, a proportion that up to 1,000 times greater than that observed after microbial infection. The unusual...

source: The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Transplanting Individuals with Alcoholic Hepatitis: Multidisciplinary Evaluation and ManagementDecember 17, 2019 | 2 pm ET | Online Activity For more information, click here.

source: AST


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