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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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Donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver transplantation (LT) reportedly yields inferior survival and increased complication rates compared with donation after brain death (DBD). We compare...

source: The American Journal of Transplantation

Graft failure represents a leading cause of mortality after organ transplantation. Acute late-onset graft failure has not been widely reported. The authors describe the demographics, CT imaging–pathology findings,...

source: The American Journal of Transplantation

Despite the severe shortage of donor cardiac allografts, the general belief in worse outcomes with donors from prolonged distances has resulted in many centers greatly limiting the acceptable geographic distance of...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

A measure of donor liver quality, the donor liver index, was developed and validated for the UK population of transplant recipients. Unlike previously proposed measures, this index is only based on variables...

source: Transplantation

In 2005, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) Board of Directors commissioned the development of the first International Listing Criteria for Heart Transplantation, published...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Check out AST's archived webinars and journal clubs, and watch educational content when it's convenient for you. The AST also offers a variety of resources for different transplant specialties, all available on our easy-to-search website.

source: AST

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