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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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Severe portal hyperperfusion after liver transplantation has been shown to cause intrahepatic arterial vasoconstriction secondary to increased adenosine washout (hepatic artery buffer response). Clinically,...

source: Liver Transplantation

Between 2003 and 2012, 42 869 first liver transplantations performed in Europe with the use of either University of Wisconsin solution (UW; N = 24 562), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate(HTK;...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Pediatric data regarding the impact of pre-heart transplant (HTx) risk factors on early post-HTx outcomes remain inconclusive. Thus, among patients with previous congenital heart disease (CHD) or cardiomyopathy (CMP),...

source: Circulation via PubMed

The appropriate selection of lung transplant recipients is an important determinant of outcomes. This consensus document is an update of the recipient selection...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Unlike antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) with clinical features, it remains unclear whether subclinical AMR should be treated, as its effect on allograft loss is unknown. It is also uncertain if AMR's effect is homogeneous across...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Multiorgan Transplantation: One Organ Too Many? Tuesday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. EST. Register today at www.myAST.org/T3 - free for AST members. A review of the current data and experience with combined liver and kidney transplantation, exploring the controversial topics of when...

source: AST

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