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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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source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Delayed graft function, which is reported in up to 50 percent of kidney-transplant recipients, is associated with increased costs and diminished long-term graft function. The effect that targeted mild hypothermia in organ donors...

source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Approximately 8–11 percent of all organ donors are classified by Public Health Service (PHS) as increased-risk. The proportion of PHS increased-risk donors is on the rise. At the University of Washington...

source: Clinical Transplantation

Concerns have been raised that optimized redistricting of liver allocation areas might have the unintended result of shifting livers from better-performing to poorer-performing organ procurement organizations (OPOs). We used...

source: Liver Transplantation

EMB is widely utilized for graft surveillance after HTx; however, there is significant variation in the frequency of surveillance EMB use during the first year post-HTx. The aim of this study was to assess changes...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Emerging adulthood (17–24 years) is a period of high risk for graft failure in kidney transplant. Whether a similar association exists in heart transplant recipients is unknown. We sought to estimate the relative hazards of graft...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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