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Increased use of split-liver transplants can trim waiting lists

In the United States, transplant lists typically have about 16,000 people waiting for new livers. Each year, 10 percent of that list — 1,600 patients — die before they are chosen. Recent research found that split-liver transplants...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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In transplant medicine, clinical decision-making largely relies on histology of biopsies. However, histology suffers from low specificity, sensitivity, and reproducibility, leading to suboptimal stratification of patients....

source: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

In older adults (≥65) access to and outcomes following kidney transplantation (KT) have improved over the past three decades. It is unknown if there were parallel trends in re-KT. We characterized the trends, changing...

source: Transplantation

The widespread transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to propagate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic with solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients being an exceptionally...

source: Transplant Infectious Disease

The Toronto Lung Transplant Program has been using a peri-operative desensitization regimen of plasma exchange, intravenous immune globulin, and anti-thymocyte globulin in order to accept donor specific antibody (DSA)-positive...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

Kidney-transplant candidates (KTCs) who are HLA highly-sensitized (calculated panel-reactive alloantibodies>95%) have poor access to deceased-kidney transplantation. In this single-center prospective study, 13 highly-sensitized...

source: American Journal of Transplantation

The number of donor kidneys available for people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is currently insufficient. This workshop will focus on the scientific and technical barriers to enhanced evaluation, preservation, repair, and optimization...

source: NIDDK

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