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Study: Age, medications play role in post-transplant cancer rate

Organ transplant recipients regularly receive immunosuppressive drugs to help minimize the risk of rejection, but those drugs come with significant risks of their own, including leaving patients open to predatory infections and even certain...

source: By Karen Zabel
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The ASTS 40th anniversary book is full of pictures and fun facts about the Society, it's members and the field of transplantation. One free copy is available to ASTS members, and non-members can purchase a copy in the ASTS Store.

source: ASTS

The OPTN has published for public comment 18 proposals relating to policies and bylaws. Comments will be accepted through Dec. 5, 2014. Among these is the Proposal to Address the Requirements Outlined in the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act,...

source: ASTS

Nominations are being accepted for councilor-at-large, treasurer, and president-elect positions for terms beginning in May 2015. The deadline is Nov. 12, 2014.

source: ASTS

Surgeons at the Royal Liverpool Hospital have carried out a kidney transplant using keyhole surgery. It is the first time the procedure has been performed in Europe. The technique, originally developed in India, offers patients...

source: BBC

Immunization rates for common vaccine-preventable infections were low among kidney transplant candidates, according to data presented at IDWeek 2014. "The best time to vaccinate this population is before transplantation," Ankit Parikh, M.D., of Drexel University College...

source: Healio

Acute intraoperative heart failure (HF) is a rare but often fatal complication of liver transplant surgery. Little is known about the clinical course or predictive variables. The aims of this study were to provide a...

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