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Are we turning down kidneys for reasons other than quality?

Poor allograft quality may not be the only reason for turning down a donor kidney, according to a new study published online in the American Journal of Transplantation — factors as unrelated as the stature of the donor or weekend procurement can affect acceptance....

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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This retrospective study concerned 8 patients with post-transplantation Kaposi's sarcoma (pt-KS) after a first kidney transplant who later had a second kidney transplantation. Pt-KS was widespread,...

source: Clinical Transplantation

The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) has released a 5-tier performance ranking system based upon results of deceased-donor and living-donor liver transplantation. Utilizing the current SRTR performance...

source: Clinical Transplantation

A recently published analysis of veterans with hepatocellular carcinoma showed that receipt of liver transplantation, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage and multidisciplinary tumor board correlated with higher 3-year health care costs...

source: Healio

Kidneys donated after circulatory death (DCD) are underused for transplant in the U.S., a new study suggests. Overall, 20% of DCD donor kidneys were discarded in the U.S. from 2008 to 2015. Discard rates varied from 3% to 33% among the country's 58 donor service areas, reported...

source: MedPage Today

The number of patients in the U.S. awaiting organ transplantation outpaces the amount of transplants performed in the U.S., and many donated organs are not transplanted each year due to several factors, such as poor organ function, says...

source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine via Medical Xpress

The Kidney Donor Profile Index (KDPI) became a driving factor in deceased donor kidney allocation on Dec. 4, 2014, with the implementation of the kidney allocation system (KAS). On April 20, 2016, the annual recalibration...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

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