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Renal cooling beneficial in robotic kidney transplants

Surgeons in India and Detroit recently collaborated to perform kidney transplants on 50 patients using a new technique that involves using a robot to assist with the procedure and cooling the organ throughout the procedure using sterile ice. Mani Menon, M.D., the chair...

source: By Trina McMillin
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Donor factors influence hepatitis C virus disease severity in liver transplant recipients. Living donors, because they are typically young and have short cold ischemic times, may be advantageous for HCV-infected patients....

source: NCBI

Muscle depletion or sarcopenia is associated with increased mortality in patients with cirrhosis; how it affects mortality after liver transplantation requires further study. In this study, authors aimed...

source: Liver Transplantation (login required)

Chronic kidney disease is a common complication of calcineurin inhibitors in solid organ transplantation. Previous data suggest that the use of everolimus as an immunosuppressant drug leads to improvement in renal function....

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

Patients who underwent perioperative liver transplantation and had nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were at increased risk for early cardiovascular disease-related mortality, according to research presented at the International Liver Congress.“We...

source: Healio

When kidney transplants fail, transplant medications are discontinued to reduce immunosuppression-related risks. However, retransplant candidates are at risk for allosensitization which prolonging immunosuppression may...

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Use of grafts from donation after circulatory death (DCD) as a strategy to increase the pool of transplantable livers has been limited due to poorer recipient outcomes compared with donation after brain...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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