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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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The annual number of liver transplantation operations increases when transplantation centers are concentrated in geographic areas that are highly competitive, according to findings from a new study published as an "article in...

source: Medical Xpress

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) leads to dysfunction of the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal (HPG) axis in both sexes, and the severity of the endocrine dysfunction is proportional to the...

source: Medscape

Seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), despite suggested inferior efficacy among these patients. We characterize an outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in a kidney transplant...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

Since initiation of model for end-stage liver disease (MELD)-based allocation for liver transplantation, the risk of posttransplant end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has increased. Recent U.S. data have demonstrated comparable,...

source: American Journal of Transplantation (login required)

The OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee is sponsoring an educational forum to seek additional input on concepts intended to increase equity in access to liver transplantation. The forum will be held June 22, 2015, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel...

source: ASTS

Did you miss last Wednesday's webinar on Objective Measures? You can view the recording online. ASTS, AST, and the CMS Survey and Certification Group are pleased to provide this series on various Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) topics.

source: ASTS


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