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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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Patients with both end-stage heart failure and severely impaired kidney function are candidates for simultaneous kidney-heart transplants. There are limited data on renal outcomes in patients undergoing SKHT, obtained primarily from single-center...

source: DocWire News

This systematic review following PRISMA guidelines was performed to determine the impact of liver transplantation in pregnancy. For this purpose, 28 eligible studies, identified from PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane CENTRAL databases searched up to December 26, 2019, were analyzed.

source: HPB via MD Linx

The rise in diabetes and high blood pressure-related diseases has led to a major need for kidney transplants, but the quality of available organs has been on a steady decline. Now, a new procedure pioneered by Yale School of Medicine...

source: Yale News

Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are the first to identify an immune cell that may predict a transplant patient’s risk of developing antibodies that can cause organ rejection. This discovery...

source: Ohio State University via Newswise

The capacity of an individual to mount an effective immune response to infection is entirely dependent upon their inherited complement of human leucocyte antigens which present pathogenic peptides to T and B...

source: International Journal of Immunogenetics

Recipients of donation after circulatory determination of death liver transplants historically have an increased risk of graft failure. Antibody induction with anti‐thymocyte globulin or anti‐IL2...

source: Liver Transplantation


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