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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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Survival with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy is dependent on appropriate patient selection. The HeartMate II risk score (HMRS) was recently derived and validated to predict...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (log in required)

Solid-organ recipients infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV) bear an extremely high risk of developing chronic hepatitis, although this virus only causes acute infection in the general population. Immunosuppressive medication...

source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (log in required)

The burden of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) colonization among the increasing number of solid organ transplant patients has not been systematically explored....

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

Few studies have reported on hospital length of stay (LOS) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The purpose of this study was to determine pre- and peri-operative predictors of...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (log in required)

The Renal and Lung Living Donors Evaluation Study assesses outcomes of live lung (lobectomy) donors. This is a retrospective cohort study at University of Southern California (USC) and Washington University (WASHU) Medical Centers...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

Many changes are happening this year. The biggest change is the implementation of the new Kidney Allocation System. In an effort to keep the AST membership as informed as possible, a section of the website will be dedicated to UNOS updates. We will post information that...

source: UNOS and AST


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