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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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OnDemand is your online portal to education information from a variety of sessions from the World Transplant Congress. This is available free to ASTS, TTS and AST members. Non-members can purchase a two-year subscription. Learn more here.

source: AST

In a randomized, comparative study of cardiac transplant patients with mild-to-moderate renal insufficiency, conversion from calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) to sirolimus improved renal function at 1 year versus...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The prospective cross-sectional study investigated the 6MWT performance in pediatric group of liver transplant recipients (6–17 yr, median post-transplantation time of 22 months) and compared to the normal values obtained in...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Oral voriconazole is commonly used for treatment and prophylaxis of invasive fungal disease post-LTx. Development of cutaneous SCC has been described in adult LTx recipients, although it is extremely rare in children....

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Porphyrias are a group of eight metabolic disorders, each resulting from a mutation that affects an enzyme of the heme biosynthetic pathway. Porphyrias are classified as hepatic or erythropoietic, depending upon the site where the gene defect is predominantly expressed....

source: Hepatology

The purpose of this study is to determine incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) after lung transplantation (LTx), identify risk factors for persistent DM after LTx, and determine its effect on survival....

source: Diabetes Care

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