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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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The Organ Donation Research Consortium (ODRC) with additional support from the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) is pleased to offer up to $40,000 in funding to member(s) conducting basic, translational, or clinical research specifically related to...

source: ODRC, AOPO

Solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) with a pretransplant malignancy (PTM) are at increased risk for cancer recurrence. However, it is unclear whether differences in survival and incidence of posttransplant...

source: Transplantation via PubMed

Steady-state alveolar macrophages (AMs) are long-lived lung-resident macrophages with sentinel function. Evidence suggests that AM precursors originate during embryogenesis and populate lungs without...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 3 infection, especially those with advanced liver disease, are a challenging population in urgent need of optimally effective therapies. The combination...

source: Hepatology via PubMed

The incidence of non-U.S. citizen non-U.S. resident patients coming to the United States specifically for deceased donor liver transplantation raises compelling ethical questions that require careful consideration....

source: The American Journal of Transplantation

The aim of this study was to determine whether renal transplantation survival is similar in children receiving pediatric en bloc kidneys compared with those receiving standard deceased donor kidneys. They compared time to allograft...

source: The Journal of Pediatrics

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