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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 AST just launched the Live Donor Toolkits. This resource was created by the AST's Live Donor Community of Practice (LDCOP) with the help of several other organizations. There are two versions of the toolkit – a version for medical professionals as well as a version...

source: AST

Evolving literature suggests that the epidemic of prescription opioid use affects the transplant population. We examined a novel database wherein national U.S. transplant registry records were linked to a large pharmaceutical...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Frailty is associated with increased mortality among lung transplant candidates. We sought to determine the association between frailty, as measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and mortality after lung...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Despite significant strides in hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination and prevention in the United States and throughout the world, liver transplantation remains the only curative option for patients with complications of chronic HBV,...

source: Liver Transplantation

Primary non-function and ischaemic cholangiopathy are the most feared complications following donation-after-circulatory-death (DCD) liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to design a new score on...

source: Journal of Hepatology

Kidney allografts of patients who undergo simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation incur less immune-mediated injury, and retain better function compared to other kidney allografts. To characterize the host...

source: Kidney International

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