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Increased use of split-liver transplants can trim waiting lists

In the United States, transplant lists typically have about 16,000 people waiting for new livers. Each year, 10 percent of that list — 1,600 patients — die before they are chosen. Recent research found that split-liver transplants...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday, December 1. Thanks to the generous offer from CareDx, all donations up to $50,000 that are designated to research will be 100% matched from November 24 – December 8, 2020. Please help us maximize this opportunity by donating today....

source: AST

The AST is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining the AST Board, or know someone who is, we encourage you to submit your nomination. Learn more about the election process here.

source: AST

The COVID‐19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the transplant community worldwide. Uncertainty and a lack of treatment protocols have resulted in a considerable reduction in, if not cessation of, transplantations. Wait‐list...

source: AASLD

The burden and timeline of posttransplant infections are not comprehensively documented in the current era of immunosuppression and prophylaxis.

source: National Library of Medicine

Frailty is prevalent in patients with advanced heart failure however its impact on clinical outcomes after heart transplantation is unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of pre-transplant frailty on mortality and the duration...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

We undertook a prospective, matched cohort study of patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) and gram‐negative bacteremia (GNB) to compare the characteristics, outcomes,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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