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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 optimal timing of pregnancy after kidney transplantation remains uncertain. We determined the risk of allograft failure among women who became pregnant within the first 3 posttransplant years. Among 21 814 women aged 15–45...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

There is an increased risk of acute rejection (AR) in human immunodeficiency virus–positive (HIV+) kidney transplant (KT) recipients. Induction immunosuppression is standard of care for those...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

With less ischemia, improved donor selection and controlled procedures, living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) might lead to less HLA donor-specific antibody (DSA) formation or fewer adverse outcomes than deceased donor...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The review analyzes the current biomarkers used in monitoring pancreas transplant, from the simple and time-tested, to more sophisticated, including markers of allo- and autoimmunity, that are likely to play a larger role in future studies.

source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation

Imagine your heart can no longer pump enough blood to your vital organs. Even minimal exercise tires you out, and you're often short of breath when lying flat. Your lungs are accumulating fluid. Your kidneys and liver are impaired. You've...

source: NPR

Cureus, in collaboration with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Donate Life America, is proud to introduce the first Optimization Strategies for Organ Donation and Utilization publishing competition, with the objective...

source: AST


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