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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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Coronary artery disease (CAD) confers increased peri‐operative risk in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT). Although routine screening for CAD is recommended, there is limited...

source: Liver Transplantation

Solid organ transplant recipients may have prolonged high viral burden of SARS-CoV-2. Further data are needed to understand whether cycle threshold data can help inform strategies for prevention of healthcare-associated transmission...

source: Transplantation

It remains uncertain whether immunocompromised patients including solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients will have a robust antibody response to SARS‐CoV‐2 infection. We enrolled all adult SOT recipients...

source: American Journal of Transplanation

Extensive research and policies have been developed to improve access to kidney transplantation among patients with ESKD. Despite this, wide variation in transplant referral rates exists between dialysis facilities.

source: Journal of the American Society of Nephrologist

Last year, the Women's Health COP (WHCOP) created a list of women speakers to facilitate the selection of a diverse cohort of speakers for AST events, reflecting the breadth of the membership and expertise. To ensure this list is up to date and includes all those who wish...

source: AST

Natera and the AST Research Network have extended the deadline to apply for a research grant on donor-derived cell-free DNA. Four grants will be awarded in various focuses. Submissions are open through March 12, 2021.

source: AST

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