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Study: Liver transplants from living donors lead to better survival

For years, research data gathered from nationwide studies provided evidence that liver transplant recipients had an improved chance of survival when they received a liver from a deceased donor compared to a live-donor liver. But a new...

source: By Karen Zabel
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If you weren't able to attend the World Transplant Congress and pick up the book chronicling the past 20 years of ASTS history, you can still get a copy! One free copy is available to ASTS members, and non-members can purchase a copy in the ASTS Store.

source: ASTS

ASTS, along with the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology, will hold a consensus conference on training in HBP Surgery Oct. 27, 2014 at the Omni San Francisco.

source: ASTS

Has a faculty member, mentor, or peer had a positive influence on your career? Say thank you by nominating them for an ASTS Recognition Award!

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Adjusting to life after transplant can be challenging to pediatric solid organ transplant recipients and their families. In this review, we discuss a number of important factors to consider during...

source: Pediatric Transplantation (login required)

Liver transplantation occurs when a damaged or failing liver is replaced with a healthy liver from a deceased or living donor through surgery. The latest research highlights certain risks and successes and addresses overall survival rate questions after transplantation....

source: Healio

Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to more successful...

source: The Associated Press via ABC News


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