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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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Will Burns writes, "I have a treat for you. It’s a new film from Donate Life America with the mission of convincing millennials to become organ donors. Not a small challenge, but one met with a controversial, compelling, creative...

source: Forbes

Donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver transplantation (LT) may imply a risk for decreased graft survival, caused by posttransplantation complications such as primary nonfunction or ischemic-type biliary lesions. However,...

source: Liver Transplantation

Invasive fungal infection remains a serious postoperative complication in lung transplant recipients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although most lung transplant centers use antifungal prophylaxis, consensus on the strategy, choice of antifungal...

source: Transplantation

We evaluated the 15-year kidney allograft survival in patients with primary glomerulonephritis and determined if the risk of graft loss varied with donor source within each glomerulonephritis group. Methods: Using...

source: Transplantation

The use of donor extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to improve graft outcomes by some controlled donation after circulatory determination of death (cDCDD) programs raises ethical issues. We reviewed...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Sept. 28, 2016 1 p.m. Online Activity For more information: https://www.myast.org/education/webinars/optimizing-your-living-kidney-donor-program-1

source: AST

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