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World's smallest liver-kidney transplant saves toddler's life

Aspen Erickson was only 2 months old when doctors diagnosed her with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Her parents watched helplessly as their little girl experienced seizures and weight loss. To have a chance at a normal life, Erickson would...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The ASTS 40th anniversary book is full of pictures and fun facts about the Society, its members, and the field of transplantation. One free copy is available to ASTS members, and non-members can purchase a copy in the ASTS Store.

source: ASTS

Giving Tuesday is the day set aside for charitable giving after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year, ASTS is excited to announce that the first $5,000 in donations to the ASTS Foundation will be matched on Dec. 2, Giving Tuesday! Please...

source: ASTS

Submissions for the 2015 ASTS Research Grants are being accepted until Jan. 9, 2015, at 3 p.m. Eastern.

source: ASTS

Data from a single-center study of patients who underwent liver transplantation for hepatitis C virus demonstrate a decreased rate of survival between 10 and 20 years. The study included 789 patients with HCV who underwent transplantation...

source: Healio

A preliminary gene test may help identify kidney transplant patients at risk of organ rejection, researchers report. Organ rejection occurs in 15 percent to 20 percent of kidney transplant patients, even when they are given drugs to suppress...

source: HealthDay

Invasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in liver transplant recipients, but the need and best agent for prophylaxis is uncertain. A comprehensive literature search was performed to identify...

source: American Journal of Transplantation


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