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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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Intestine transplantation is the least common form of organ transplantation in the United States and often deemed one of the most difficult. Patient and graft survival have historically trailed well behind other organ...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] level has recently been reported to be an independent predictor of sustained virologic response (SVR) to treatment with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)...

source: Journal of Hepatology

This study used the United Network of Organ Sharing Standard Transplant Analysis and Research Files (STAR files) to investigate the utility of the Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI) versus delayed graft function (DGF) to...

source: Transplantation

This study aimed to describe nephrologists' attitudes to patients' access to kidney transplantation. Studies that assessed nephrologists' perspectives toward patient referral, screening, and eligibility for...

source: Transplantation

There are complex risk-benefit tradeoffs with different transplantation strategies for end-stage liver disease patients on renal support. Using a Markov discrete-time state transition model, we compared...

source: Liver Transplantation

The accuracy of creatinine-based estimated GFR (eGFR) in assessing the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated mortality after liver transplantation (LTx) is unknown. Using...

source: Journal of Hepatology

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