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'Superdonors' poised to change the world of transplant surgery

All too often we hear heartbreaking stories of a child needing a kidney or liver transplant, but neither parents match. Transplanting an organ that is not closely matched to a recipient's blood type, antibodies and other key markers generally...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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Kidney transplantation outcomes from deceased African-American donors may improve through rapid testing for apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal risk variants at the time of organ recovery, according to a new study led by researchers...

source: News Medical

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating...

source: News Medical

Whether abnormal myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) or coronary angiography, performed during preoperative evaluation for potential kidney transplant recipients, predicts...

source: Transplantation (login required)

For patients awaiting liver transplantation, researchers aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of insufficient protein intake as well as to determine whether very low protein intake was an...

source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Kidney transplant recipients that were positive for HIV had a greater survival rate vs. kidney transplant recipients with hepatitis C virus infection and recipients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus infection, according to new study data.

source: Healio

With the increasing age of recipients undergoing orthotopic liver transplant (OLT), there is need for better risk stratification among them. Our study aims to identify predictors of poor outcome among OLT recipients ≥60 yr of age....

source: Clinical Transplantation (login required)


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