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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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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the leading indication for liver transplantation worldwide, and interferon-containing regimens are associated with low response rates owing to treatment-limiting toxic effects in immunosuppressed...

source: New England Journal of Medicine via PubMed

BK virus infection is a significant complication of modern immunosuppression used in kidney transplantation. Viral reactivation occurs first in the urine (BK viruria) and is associated with a high risk of transplant failure. There are...

source: The Journal of the American Medical Association

The new allocation policy for deceased donor kidneys in the United States is expected to begin in late 2014. As part of this policy, prioritization to the highest quality deceased donor kidneys is dependent on candidate's...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Several trials have demonstrated that somatostatin analogues decrease liver volume in mixed populations of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and isolated polycystic liver...

source: Liver International

Liver transplant allocation policy does not give MELD exception points for patients with a single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) less than 2 cm in size, but does give points to patients with multiple small nodules. Because...

source: Clinical Transplantation

The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting Nov. 12-13, approved policies to ensure thorough and consistent processes are used in the medical evaluation and informed consent process for living organ...

source: Transplant Pro


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