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Study: Organ rejection following infection may not be permanent

New research suggests that organ transplant recipients who reject organs may not necessarily reject future transplanted organs. In a study of mice at the University of Chicago, researchers found the rodents rejected a transplanted heart...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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With the financial aid of a biotechnology executive whose daughter may need a lung transplant, U.S. researchers have been shattering records in xenotransplantation, or between-species organ transplants. The researchers say they have kept a pig heart alive in a baboon for...

source: MIT Technology Review

Circulating donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) and longer cold ischemia time independently predict worse long-term transplantation outcomes among recipients of expanded criteria donor (ECD) kidneys, according to French investigators....

source: Renal & Urology News

Kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment for eligible patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), offering longer life expectancy and better quality of life compared with chronic dialysis treatment. However, only 13 percent...

source: JAMA

Pancreatic islet transplantation is performed in a select group of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Immunosuppressive regimens play an important role in long-term islet function....

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

National liver transplantation (LT) volume has declined since 2006, in part because of worsening donor organ quality. Trends that degrade organ quality are expected to continue over the next 2 decades. We used the United...

source: Liver Transplantation (login required)

Liver transplantation has become a favorable therapeutic option for patients with end-stage liver diseases. Gilbert's syndrome is a benign condition characterized by intermittent mild jaundice due to unconjugated...

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)


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