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Rate of skin cancer following organ transplant declines

For years, organ transplant patients have been told their risk of developing skin cancer increases following their transplant surgery. However, according to a study published recently in JAMA Dermatology, the rate of risk of squamous cell carcinoma has decreased since the...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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The preoperative workup of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) patients is practically complex given the need for multiple imaging modalities. We recently demonstrated in our proof‐of‐concept study the value of a...

source: Clinical Transplantation

The use of direct-acting antivirals (DAA) is associated with significant improvements in survival in patients undergoing liver transplantation because of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related liver disease and decreased the number...

source: The Clinical Advisor

Researchers found that lactate and choline-derived metabolites predicted poor graft function in both native livers and liver grafts, according to a recently published study. High-resolution magic-angle-spinning nuclear magnetic resonance...

source: Healio

We review contemporary coagulation management for patients undergoing liver transplantation. A better understanding of the complex physiologic changes that occur in patients with end-stage liver disease has resulted in significant advances...

source: Transplant Journal

Many liver transplantation programs require documented alcohol sobriety prior to United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) listing. This pilot study examined the feasibility of the first mobile, alcohol relapse prevention intervention...

source: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Normothermic ex situ liver perfusion might allow viability assessment of livers before transplantation. Perfusion characteristics were studied in 47 liver perfusions, of which 22 resulted in transplants. Hepatocellular damage was reflected...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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