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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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Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), despite suggested inferior efficacy among these patients. We characterize an outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in a kidney transplant...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Since initiation of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD)-based allocation for liver transplantation, the risk of posttransplant end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased. Recent US data have demonstrated comparable,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

This study examined outcomes beyond 1 year in eculizumab-treated (EC) positive crossmatch kidney transplants (+XMKTx) compared to a historical control group. +XMKTx received desensitization with either plasma exchange...

source: American Journal of Transplantation via PubMed

Although identical blood group matching is preferred, it is uncertain if this results in improved survival and, if so, how large the survival benefits are. Earlier studies have yielded conflicting results and are mostly...

source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery via PubMed

The lungs are dually perfused by the pulmonary artery and the bronchial arteries. This study aimed to test the feasibility of dual-perfusion techniques with the bronchial artery circulation and pulmonary...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The AST Live Donor Community of Practice announces the Education and Clinical Tools for the Independent Living Donor Advocate (ILDA) webinar series. This nine-part series starts on May 27 and runs through December, offering...

source: AST

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