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Is the organ transplant cup half-full or half-empty?

JAMA Surgery recently released an original investigation called "Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplant in The United States." The results are quite amazing, showing that organ transplants have contributed to more than 2 million years of life saved across 25 years....

source: By Alan Kelsky
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New policies have been added to the ASTS Transplant Center Policy Library! The library is available for purchase as an annual subscription service.

source: ASTS

ASTS, AST, and representatives from the CMS Survey and Certification Group are pleased to announce a series of webinars on various Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) topics throughout 2015.

source: ASTS

Have you paid your ASTS dues? To receive the member rate for ATC, you must be a member in good standing by April 1. Allowing your membership to lapse also impacts your AJT subscription; delivery to those who have not yet paid membership dues will stop as of March.

source: ASTS

Although thromboelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) both are accepted means for measuring coagulation parameters, the two have rarely been compared in liver transplantation surgery. A recent study has concluded that although the two modalities provide...

source: Anesthesiology News

Efficacy and safety of protein kinase C inhibitor sotrastaurin (STN) with tacrolimus (TAC) was assessed in a 24-month, multicenter, phase II study in de novo liver transplant recipients. A total of 204 patients...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

We sought to determine the frequency, risk factors and clinical impact of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) in kidney transplant recipients. Of 867 patients who received a kidney transplant...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)


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