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While surgical technique in LDLT has evolved with a focus on donor safety and recipient challenges, the donor selection criteria remain considerably disparate.
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We thank Sapana et al. for their thoughtful comments on our recent publication on the use of live donor grafts with multiple bile ducts (BD). As discussed, we agree that it is always better to use g...
European liver transplant (LT) centers have moved away from using the Milan Criteria (MC) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient selection, turning to models including tumor biological indices, na...
While majority of liver transplants worldwide continue to be performed using deceased donor organs, the demands for donor livers continues to exceed the current supply. In an attempt to maximize the n...
BACKGROUND Acute-on-chronic liver failure was first defined within the last 10 years as acute decompensation of chronic liver disease accompanied by multiorgan failure and poor outcome. Budd-Chiari sy...
We previously reported that AML transplants using KIR B haplotype Better or Best (≥2 B activating gene loci ± Cen B/B) unrelated donors (URD) yield less relapse and better survival. In this prospec...
In this pilot study, investigators plan to enroll liver transplant candidates and a "Live Donor Champion" for an abridged two- or three-month program that provides education and advocacy t...
The study was designed as a prospective cohort study. The effects of hot and cold ischemic times during live donor liver transplantation on postoperative 1-3 and 6 month follow up biliary ...
The Live Donor Champion Program is a clinical education program offered to patients placed on the waitlist for kidney transplantation at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center. ...
The purpose of this study is to measure the amount of MMF and tacrolimus concentration in the blood at a given time. Currently MMF is ordered as a set dose and tacrolimus is given based o...
The purpose of this study is to: determine the safety of donor right hepatic lobectomy as a procedure to provide a liver graft for living donor liver transplantation. study the reg...
Policies and programs which ensure that DISPLACED PERSONS and chronic illnesses receive the support and SOCIAL SERVICES needed to live in their communities.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/).
The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.
Adverse of favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.
Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...