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Study: Short people may be at disadvantage for lung transplants

Short people have lower odds of getting a lung transplant, according to a recent report by Columbia University Medical Center. Researchers found that lung transplant candidates with short stature are more likely to experience long waiting...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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In previous analyses of BENEFIT, a phase 3 study, belatacept-based immunosuppression, as compared with cyclosporine-based immunosuppression, was associated with similar patient and graft survival and significantly improved renal function in kidney-transplant recipients....

source: The New England Journal of Medicine

Chronic liver diseases are associated with multiple complications, including cirrhosis, portal hypertension, ascites, synthetic dysfunction and hepatocellular carcinoma, and these processes are increasingly recognized in post-Fontan...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

We retrieved data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry on all adults who underwent primary, single organ deceased-donor kidney transplantation in the U.S. between 2008...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)

The Share 35 policy was implemented June 2013. We sought to evaluate liver offer acceptance patterns of centers under this policy. We compared three 1-year eras (1, 2, and 3) before and 1 era (4) after the implementation date of the...

source: Liver Transplantation (login required)

Short people have lower odds of getting a lung transplant, according...

source: By Lynn Hetzler

The OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, AST, and ASTS, after careful review of information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have issued guidance for transplant centers and OPOs in light of the recent spread of Zika virus...

source: ASTS

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