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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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This study aimed to determine HRQOL after pediatric intestinal transplantation. Thirty-four IT survivors from 1999 to 2012 were asked to complete age-specific HRQOL non-disease-specific questionnaires: TAPQOL (0–4 yr), KINDL-R...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

The natural history and survival of children with fibrocystic liver-kidney disease undergoing solid organ transplantation have infrequently been described. We report outcomes in a cohort...

source: Pediatric Transplantation

Drive-line infections and sepsis lead to significant morbidity and even mortality in patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs). The HeartWare HVAD system is unique compared with other VAD systems in that it...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Organ preservation at 4°C results in temporally irreversible injury to cellular structure and function. This study was designed to evaluate the possibility of storing hearts at ambient temperatures...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The impact of Luminex-detected HLA antibodies on outcomes after lung transplantation is unclear. Herein we have undertaken a retrospective study of pre-transplant sera from 425 lung transplants performed...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Solid organ transplantation has increased in frequency in the United States, having evolved from an area of experimentation into accepted therapy for end-organ failure. As organ transplantation has become more common, the average...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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