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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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Prototheca wickerhamii is an alga that rarely causes human disease but has been reported increasingly among immunocompromised individuals. We report a fatal case of P. wickerhamii in a renal transplant recipient who presented...

source: Transplant Infectious Disease

Limited information exists on the predonation costs incurred by eventual living kidney donors (LKDs). Expenses related to completion of the donation evaluation were collected from 194 LKDs participating in the multi-center,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) are now providing years of safe circulatory support with enhanced quality of life. We present four cases of patients with advanced heart failure...

source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dialysis facilities in the United States are required to educate patients with end-stage renal disease about all treatment options, including kidney transplantation. Patients receiving dialysis typically...

source: Journal of the American Medical Association

Management of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with suspected acute rejection (AR) ultimately relies on kidney biopsy; however, noninvasive tests predicting nonrejection would help avoid unnecessary...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in Kidney Transplantation Public Workshop FDA Sept. 28, 2015 | Arlington, VA For more information: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/NewsEvents/ucm449248.htm ASHI 41st Annual Meeting ASHI Sept. 28 - Oct. 2, 2015 | Savannah, GA For...

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