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Study: Body's microbes may affect success of transplants

University of Chicago researchers think the garden of microbes that live on human skin and in the digestive system help determine whether a transplanted organ will be accepted or rejected by the body. Their research was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation....

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Frail patients are more vulnerable to perioperative stressors of liver transplantation. Program Specific Reports, used in transplant center auditing, risk-adjust for frailty using the Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) scale. We...

source: Clinical Transplantation

There's a nationwide shortage of suitable organs for transplanting — but what if some of those organs deemed "unsuitable" could be rejuvenated? Researchers at Addenbrooke's Hospital have managed just that — and last year gave two patients an unexpected Christmas...

source: Medical Xpress

Identifying which liver transplantation (LT) candidates with severe kidney injury will have a full recovery of renal function after liver transplantation alone (LTA) is difficult. Avoiding unnecessary...

source: Liver Transplantation

The immunological role of exosomes in allograft rejection remains unknown. We sought to determine whether exosomes are induced during lung allograft rejection and to define the antigenic compositions of HLA, lung-associated self-antigens...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

Liver transplantation has been established as the optimal therapy for patients with advanced end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Effective pretransplant ESLD care, however, includes a continuum of services, including the management...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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source: ASTS

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