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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 will again offer an interactive opportunity at this year's conference. We invite you to submit an abstract for the Annual International Meeting to be held September 9-12, 2021, in Portland, Oregon, USA. This year’s meeting...


Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

source: HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

A new study of liver transplant centers confirms that non-Hispanic white patients get placed on liver transplant waitlists at disproportionately higher rates than non-Hispanic Black patients. However, researchers went a step further...

source: News-Medical

Data describing outcomes of solid organ transplant recipients with COVID‐19 are variable, and the association between SOT status and mortality remains unclear. In this...

source: Clinical Transplantation

On February 4th, 2020, the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing implemented a new liver and intestinal organ distribution system called the "Acuity Circles" model. The primary impetus for...

source: Liver Transplantation

Data on the long- and middle-term dynamics of antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 after COVID-19 in the immunocompromised population remain scanty, while reports on a decrease in antibody titers in immunocompetent patients are controversial....

source: American Journal of Transplantation


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