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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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Renal transplant has become an important option for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected patients with end-stage renal disease; however, these patients experience a high rate...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

In patients with chronic kidney disease receiving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade, dietary sodium restriction is an often-used treatment strategy to reduce blood...

source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases

In a randomized, open-label trial, de novo heart transplant recipients were randomized to everolimus (3–6 ng/mL) with reduced-exposure calcineurin inhibitor (CNI; cyclosporine)...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

An estimated 60 percent of kidney transplant recipients have mineral bone disease and about 0.5 percent break their hip within the first year after transplantation. We conducted a systematic review of benefits...

source: Transplant International

The increased prevalence of obesity worldwide threatens the pool of living liver donors. Although the negative effects of graft steatosis on liver donation and transplantation are well known, the impact of obesity in the absence...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is continuing to engage physicians to build a new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessment pathway that adheres to the high standards of certification while meeting additional needs of the physician community and the patients...

source: ABIM


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