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Study shows many unaware that racial disparities exist on kidney transplant waitlists

Racial disparity in waitlisting prevents many Americans from getting the kidney transplants they need. Healthcare providers at dialysis facilities play an important role in kidney transplant waitlisting, but very little is...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The International Transplant Nurses Society’s (ITNS) Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites you...


For the first time in the U.S., doctors have brought an adult heart back to life and then transplanted it into another person who was in need of a new one. It is the first heart transplant to be carried out after a donor's...

source: IFLScience!

In a paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a group of radiation oncologists, urologic oncologists and transplant specialists, evaluated whether transplant history alters the outcomes of men who are...

source: News-Medical

A new approach to treating people with cystic fibrosis has been shown to reduce inflammation, which has the potential to reduce the need for lung transplants and lower the risk of death. The study, led by researchers at RCSI,...

source: RCSI via ScienceDaily

Increased access to transplantation for highly sensitized candidates following implementation of the kidney allocation system has been mostly due to higher use of organs with a lower kidney donor profile index, although...

source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Risk prediction scores have been developed to predict survival following heart transplantation. The objective was to systematically review the model characteristics and performance for all available scores that predict survival after HT.

source: American Journal of Transplantation


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