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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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In an effort to bring environmental awareness to the ATC, there will be no printed program book. In place of the printed program book, ATC has updated the Congress Mobile App to include a robust itinerary planner and abstract viewer. The planner will allow attendees to...

source: AST

The AST participates in the Transplant Roundtable, a group of organizations that work together to advocate for transplant-related issues. The Transplant Roundtable recently submitted testimony to support increased funding for the Division of Transplantation (DoT). Given...

source: AST

Defining HLA mismatch acceptability of organ transplant donors for sensitized recipients has traditionally been based on serologically defined HLA antigens. Now, however, it is well accepted that...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The LAS was designed to minimize pretransplant mortality while maximizing post-transplant outcome. Recipients less than 12 are not allocated lungs based on LAS. Waitlist mortality has decreased for those greater than 12, but not...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Data from the Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-Term Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Disease Management (REVEAL) were used previously to develop a...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Limited data are available on the outcome implications of prescription narcotic use before kidney transplantation. This study examined a novel database wherein national transplant registry identifiers...

source: Transplantation

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