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Anti-rejection drug helps transplant recipients avoid weight gain

Researchers have determined the new anti-rejection drug Everolimus is easier on the kidneys following a liver transplant, compared to Tacrolimus, the drug that's been routinely prescribed to liver recipients. Everolimus also helps liver...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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A new study indicates that receiving donor kidneys from individuals with diabetes may offer a greater survival benefit than remaining on the waitlist for many transplant candidates. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue...

source: News-Medical

New treatment strategies over the last few decades have meant that nowadays 95 percent of transplanted kidneys function well for at least one year and that the average lifespan of a transplanted organ is between 10 and 15 years. In 1989,...

source: Medical University of Vienna via ScienceDaily

Age and number of recipients in need of kidney re-transplantation are increasing. Re-transplantation practices and outcomes in elderly recipients are not previously explored. We aimed to retrospectively evaluate the outcomes of recipients...

source: BMC Nephrology

Organ procurement organization (OPO) performance is generally evaluated by the number of organ procurement procedures divided by the number of eligible deaths (donation after brain death [DBD] donors aged 70 years) is not tracked. The present...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

The number of patients requiring organ transplants continues to outgrow the number of organs donated each year. In an attempt to improve the organ donation process and increase the number of organs...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

Low case volume has been associated with poor outcomes in a wide spectrum of procedures. Our objective was to study the association of low case volume and worse outcomes in pediatric heart transplant centers, taking the novel...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

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