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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 exists a potential for donor-derived Zika virus infections with unknown consequences for recipients. The following is guidance developed by the OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) with collaboration from the AST and ASTS and provides expert...

source: AST

Patients with T1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; 1 lesion less than 2 cm) are currently not eligible for priority listing for liver transplantation (LT). A common practice is...

source: Liver Transplantation

Organ transplantation from ABO blood group–incompatible (ABOi) donors requires accurate detection, effective removal and subsequent surveillance of antidonor antibodies. Because ABH antigen...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The transplantation of glucose-responsive, insulin-producing cells offers the potential for restoring glycemic control in individuals with diabetes. Pancreas transplantation and the infusion of cadaveric...

source: Nature Medicine

In previous analyses of BENEFIT, a phase 3 study, belatacept-based immunosuppression, as compared with cyclosporine-based immunosuppression, was associated with similar patient and graft survival and significantly improved renal function in kidney-transplant recipients....

source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Transplantation of pancreatic progenitors or insulin-secreting cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) has been proposed as a therapy for diabetes. We describe a seven-stage protocol that efficiently converts...

source: Nature Biotechnology

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