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Study: Liver transplants from living donors lead to better survival

For years, research data gathered from nationwide studies provided evidence that liver transplant recipients had an improved chance of survival when they received a liver from a deceased donor compared to a live-donor liver. But a new...

source: By Karen Zabel
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UC San Francisco is the lead institution on a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine if certain immune system cells and/or a drug now used for treating rheumatoid arthritis...

source: UCSF

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is participating in a new seven-year, $17 million multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health to determine whether certain immune system cells and/or a drug used for...

source: UAB News

If you weren't able to attend the World Transplant Congress and pick up the book chronicling the past 20 years of ASTS history, you can still get a copy! One free copy is available to ASTS members, and non-members can purchase a copy in the ASTS Store.

source: ASTS

ASTS encourages its members to participate in the discussions surrounding the OPTN/UNOS concept document proposing changes to liver allocation. The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee is sponsoring a forum to discuss this concept document on Sept....

source: ASTS

Has a faculty member, mentor or peer had a positive influence on your career? Say thank you by nominating them for an ASTS Recognition Award!

source: ASTS

Malnutrition is common in end-stage liver disease, but a correction after transplantation is expected. Body cell mass (BCM) assessment using total body potassium measurements is considered the gold standard for assessing nutritional...

source: Liver Transplantation

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