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New blood test could replace biopsies in predicting heart transplant rejection

For years, tissue biopsy has been regarded as the gold standard for predicting the potential for heart transplant rejection, but now researchers from Stanford say they've developed a blood test that is able to predict rejection...

source: By Karen Zabel
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Since mid-March 2014, the frequency with which cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection have been reported has increased,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) system has dramatically increased the number of recipients requiring pretransplant renal replacement therapy (RRT) prior to liver transplantation (LT)....

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

Variability in transplant rates between different dialysis units has been noted, yet little is known about facility-level factors associated with low standardized transplant ratios (STRs) across the United...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

Current American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) liver transplant evaluation guidelines include both adult and pediatric patients. While pediatric liver transplants account for 7.8 percent...

source: Hepatology

Chronic rejection remains the most important complication after lung transplantation (LTx). There is mounting evidence that both rheumatoid arthritis and chronic rejection share similar inflammatory mechanisms. As genetic...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (log in required)

The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) allocation system for liver transplantation provides "exceptions" for diseases such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It was the aim of this study to assess equipoise...

source: Hepatology

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