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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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There are a number of regulatory barriers both perceived and real that have hampered widespread clinical research in the field of donation and transplantation. This article sets forth a framework clarifying the existing legal requirements and their application to the conduct...

source: PubMed

Evaluation of candidates to serve as living kidney donors relies on screening for individual risk factors for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). To support an empirical approach to donor selection, we developed a tool that simultaneously...

source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Quantitative DNA detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK virus (BKV) is critical in the management of transplant patients. Quantitative laboratory-developed procedures for CMV and BKV have been...

source: Journal of Medical Virology

Alcoholic liver disease is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation (LT) in the U.S. Most LT centers require at least a 6-month abstinence from alcohol before considering LT for alcoholic cirrhosis (AC)....

source: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

From 5,000 to 10,000 kidney patients die prematurely in the U.S. each year, and about 100,000 more suffer the debilitating effects of dialysis, because of a shortage of transplant kidneys. To reduce this shortage, many advocate having...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Please consider donating to the AST on #GivingTuesday — 100% of your gift will go toward supporting transplantation research, education,...

source: AST


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