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Study: Living donor comorbidities are increasing
Renal & Urology News
Complications and hospital lengths of stay after kidney donation declined from 10.1 percent and a mean 3.7 days, respectively, in 1998 to 7.6 percent and a mean of 2.5 days, respectively, in 2010, but presence of documented comorbid conditions has increased, a study of living kidney donors has revealed. Jesse D. Schold, PhD, and colleagues reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that depression, hypothyroidism, hypertension and obesity became more prevalent among donors over time, with longer lengths of stay associated with obesity, depression, hypertension and pulmonary disorders.
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2014 ASTS research grants open
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ASTS research grant applications will be accepted until Feb. 4, 2014. Complete eligibility requirements and the applications are available online at ASTS.org.
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Reminder: Have you paid your dues?
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ASTS members should have received their membership renewal invoices via email several weeks ago. Dues payments are due at the end of the year. Please ensure that your dues are up to date so that you are able to access the wide range of ASTS member benefits, including your AJT subscription and discounted registration to events like the 2014 WTC. You can log on to the ASTS website anytime to pay your dues.
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Don't forget the ASTS Foundation
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As you're considering your charitable giving for 2013, please don't forget the Foundation of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Your gift is tax-deductible and can be earmarked to support the ASTS Research Grants or support the Foundation generally.
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3-D print of a liver for preoperative planning in living donor liver transplantation
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The growing demand for liver transplantation and the concomitant scarcity of cadaveric livers have increased the need for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Ensuring the safety of donors and recipients is critical. The preoperative identification of the vascular and biliary tract anatomy with 3-D printing may allow better preoperative surgical planning, avert unnecessary surgery in patients with potentially unsuitable anatomy, and thereby decrease the complications of liver transplant surgery.
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Diabetes hikes infection-related death risk post-transplant
Renal & Urology News
Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for infection-related death after kidney transplantation, data presented at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 meeting show.
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Gastric bypass after liver transplantation
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Few data are available for assessing the outcomes of bariatric surgery for patients who have undergone orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The University of Minnesota bariatric surgery database and transplant registry were retrospectively reviewed to identify patients who had undergone OLT and then open Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery between 2001 and 2009. Comorbidity-appropriate laboratory values, body mass indices, histopathology reports and immunosuppressive regimens were collected.
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease epidemic and its implications for liver transplantation
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Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is increasingly recognized as the most common chronic liver disease worldwide. The aim of this study is to investigate the transplantation trends of liver transplant recipients with NASH. Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database, study authors found a steady increase in LT rate especially in those more than 65 years old.
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Incidence and predictors of postoperative atrial fibrillation in kidney transplant recipients
NCBI
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a complication of cardiothoracic and noncardiothoracic surgery. Kidney transplant recipients bear several known risk factors and may have a higher incidence of POAF. Authors retrospectively studied kidney and kidney/liver transplant recipients to estimate their POAF incidence and identify relevant risk factors.
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Liver transplant therapy given orphan drug status
Healio
The FDA has granted orphan drug status to Conatus Pharmaceuticals for emricasan, a potential treatment for patients with chronic liver disease and acute exacerbations of chronic liver disease. The orally active caspase protease inhibitor is intended for liver transplant recipients with re-established fibrosis to delay the progression to cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease, the release said. It is designed to reduce activity of enzymes that mediate inflammation and apoptosis.
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Ureteral complications after hand-assisted laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy
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Urological complications, namely ureteral leak and obstruction, remain a major source of morbidity after renal transplantation. Given that the existing literature on ureteral complications pertains mostly to deceased as opposed to living donors, authors aimed to assess the risk factors for ureteral complications solely after living donor nephrectomy.
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