By modifying genes in pig embryos, scientists think they may have found a way to make pigs suitable organ donors for humans. Led by Harvard geneticist George Church, the work was presented recently at a meeting of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Church and his colleagues...
When people languish on a wait-list for a kidney transplant, they may start to consider a desperate measure: Traveling to a country where they can buy a donor kidney on the black market. But beyond the legal and ethical pitfalls, experts say, the health risks are not worth...
The 2015 pipeline report on liver transplantation covers information on therapeutic assessments by molecule type, route of administration, monotherapy and combination products along with discontinued and inactive liver transplantation pipeline projects.
Few studies have explored whether the type of LT, deceased donor LT (DDLT) or living donor LT (LDLT), impacts long-term renal outcomes. We performed a retrospective analysis of 220 LT recipients at our institution to study...
HIV infection has no impact on prognosis of liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online Oct. 30 in Hepatology. Fernando Agüero, M.D., from the University of Barcelona in Spain, and colleagues examined the outcome...
By modifying genes in pig embryos, scientists think they may have found a way to make pigs suitable organ...
The emerging epidemic of older patients with cirrhosis has led to a sharp increase in the number of ≥65 year olds considering liver transplantation (LT). However, clinicians lack objective measures...
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