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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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n June 2013, a change to the liver waitlist priority algorithm was implemented. Under Share 35, regional candidates with MELD greater than 35 receive higher priority than local candidates with MELD less than 35. We compared...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The ABO blood subgroup A2 expresses lower levels of A antigen on the cell surface and is less immunogenic toward anti-A immunoglobulin present in blood type O or B recipients. Previous studies have shown successful kidney transplantation...

source: Clinical Transportation

We conducted a review of patients undergoing heart transplantation (HT) at our institution for amyloid cardiomyopathy (ACM) between 2008 and 2013. Complete follow-up was available for all patients. Nineteen patients with ACM underwent...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Voriconazole is a commonly used antifungal medication in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) patients. In solid organ transplantation, voriconazole use has been associated...

source: Transplant Infectious Disease

This study was a retrospective analysis of the European Liver Transplant Registry performed to compare long-term outcomes with prolonged-release tacrolimus versus tacrolimus BD in liver transplantation...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

We invite you and all AST members to attend the AST Town Hall meeting at ATC on Monday, May 4 at 5:45 p.m. This meeting provides a forum for open discussion between AST membership and leadership about key issues impacting our...

source: AST

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