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Rate of skin cancer following organ transplant declines

For years, organ transplant patients have been told their risk of developing skin cancer increases following their transplant surgery. However, according to a study published recently in JAMA Dermatology, the rate of risk of squamous cell carcinoma has decreased since the...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Arterial stiffness, visceral fat and hyperglycaemia are acknowledged risk factors for adverse outcomes after transplantation, but whether arterial stiffness is associated with visceral adipose tissue and...

source: Clinical Transplantation

A recent analysis of the UNOS registry in AJT by Wainright et al. identified predonation eGFR* as a risk factor for postdonation ESRD. Two other recent studies also seem to confirm GFR‐related risks by observing that ESRD...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been the leading indication for liver transplantation (LT) in the United States. Since 2013, interferon‐free antiviral therapy has led to sustained virological response...

source: Liver Transplantation

Outcomes of patients receiving solid organ transplants in the United States are systematically aggregated into bi‐annual Program‐Specific Reports (PSRs) detailing risk‐adjusted survival...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

"When we first started presenting our clinical results at meetings, there was a lot of skepticism,” says John D. Scandling, M.D., medical director of Stanford Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California....

source: The AJT Report

Islet transplantation is an attractive treatment for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and currently, the liver is the favored transplantation site. However, an alternative site is desirable because of the low efficiency...

source: Transplantation

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