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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 Fellows Symposium on Transplantation is the premier meeting for those entering the exciting field of solid organ transplantation. Special Announcement: Travel grants are now an AST member benefit. Travel grants are only awarded to attendees who are sponsored by an...

source: AST

Severe systemic hypertension is a risk factor for perioperative cardiovascular complications; however its impact at the time of kidney transplantation is not well defined. A retrospective cohort study of adult kidney-only transplant...

source: Clinical Transplantation

Delayed graft function (DGF) results from ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and the generation of reactive oxygen species. We hypothesized that NADPH oxidase 2 (Nox2) plays an important role in pathways leading to DGF. We tested this hypothesis in vitro, in an animal model...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The development of arterial hypertension after KTX is a well-known complication. HUS is a systemic disease associated with arterial hypertension during long-term follow-up. Our goal was to report on the severity of arterial...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Living donor liver transplantation is a comparable alternative to deceased donor liver transplantation and can mitigate the risk of dying while waiting for transplant. Although evidence exists of decreased utilization of...

source: Liver Transplantation

Most kidneys from potential elderly circulatory death (DCD) donors are declined. We report single center outcomes for kidneys transplanted from DCD donors over 70 years old, using...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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