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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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Previously, increasing age has been a part of the exclusion criteria used when determining eligibility for a pancreas transplant. However, the analysis of pancreas transplantation outcomes based on age groupings has largely been based on single-center reports.

source: Clinical Transplantation

In some countries where the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score is used for graft allocation, selected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) receive a fixed number of exception points at listing, and...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Persistent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been and still is a leading cause for end-stage liver disease in endemic regions in Asia and Africa. In contrast, in the Western hemisphere, the rates of HBV infection in liver...

source: Journal of Hepatology

Children are one of the groups with the highest mortality rate on the waiting list for LT. Primary closure of the abdominal wall is often impossible in the pediatric population, due to a size mismatch between a large...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Screening and therapy of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is recommended in solid organ transplant (SOT). However, there are limited data on the tolerability of LTBI therapy pretransplant and posttransplant. We studied...

source: Transplantation

Bone marrow (BM) transplantation under costimulation blockade induces chimerism and tolerance. Cotransplantation of donor T cells (contained in substantial numbers in mobilized peripheral blood stem...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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