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Best use of lifesavers: A good step for fairness in liver transplants - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
Best use of lifesavers: A good step for fairness in liver transplants 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For five years, some of the best medical minds in America have pondered the question of how best to allocate the livers made available for transplants. Changes approved Dec. 4 are not perfect, but they are a potential improvement. While there will ...

 


Liver transplant distribution changed after years of debate - Washington Post



Washington Post
 
Liver transplant distribution changed after years of debate 
Washington Post
After years of debate, the organization that oversees the allocation of livers for transplant took steps Monday to address a long-standing geographic disparity in supply of the scarce organs. The policy approved by the Organ Procurement and ...

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'Prehabilitation' May Be Key to Obtaining Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes - Medscape



Medscape
 
'Prehabilitation' May Be Key to Obtaining Improved Liver Transplantation Outcomes 
Medscape
In outpatients listed for liver transplant, Lai and colleagues previously reported that candidate measures of physical frailty (ie, gait speed, chair stands, 30-second balance, hand grip strength, instrumental activities of daily living, weight loss ...

 


HCV nucleic acid test offers 'opportunity' to increase liver transplant pool - Healio



HCV nucleic acid test offers 'opportunity' to increase liver transplant pool 
Healio
To estimate the incidence of HCV transmission from positive donors to negative recipients, the researchers enrolled 26 liver transplant candidates who were negative for HCV antibody (n = 25) or negative for serum NAT (n = 1). The researchers excluded ...

 


Reduced Demand, Increased Supply: Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes - Medscape



Medscape
 
Reduced Demand, Increased Supply: Innovations Are Brightening Liver Transplantation Outcomes 
Medscape
Decreasing the number of patients with treatable or preventable forms of liver injury would in turn increase the number of donated organs available for patients with other forms of liver injury. For example, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) have ...

 


Fred Lee's Social Network: Paying it forward for liver, autism funding - The Province



The Province
 
Fred Lee's Social Network: Paying it forward for liver, autism funding 
The Province
One in 10 people ? almost four million Canadians ? are affected by liver disease. ?Work still needs to be done in terms of educating the public and funding research into the more than 100 known forms of liver disease,? said Ho in front of a balloon ...

 


Expanding liver transplant criteria offers comparable survival - Healio



Expanding liver transplant criteria offers comparable survival 
Healio
Select patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who surpassed traditional indications for living donor liver transplantation exceeded survival expectations, with rates comparable to patients within the Milan criteria, according to results of a ...

 


Sickest patients could benefit from revamped liver distribution system - Tribune-Review



Sickest patients could benefit from revamped liver distribution system 
Tribune-Review
The organization overseeing how livers for transplant are distributed across the country made policy changes this week they say should benefit the sickest patients waiting for a new organ. The Northeast, including Pennsylvania, has a relatively large ...
Changes in donor liver distribution will have marginal impact on Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Low skeletal muscle mass increases risk for liver waitlist mortality - Healio



Low skeletal muscle mass increases risk for liver waitlist mortality 
Healio
Patients with sarcopenia on the liver transplant waitlist had increased mortality rates and more liver-related complications before waitlist placement, according to a recently published study. The researchers also validated the previously published ...

 


A Rare Case of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 Years After Liver Transplantation - Oncology Nurse Advisor



Oncology Nurse Advisor
 
A Rare Case of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma 10 Years After Liver Transplantation 
Oncology Nurse Advisor
A recently published study in Case Reports in Oncology describes a rare case of EBV-positive cHL occurring 10 years after liver transplantation. ?To our knowledge, this is the first report of cHL occurring with such a long interval after liver ...