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Article ID: 720908

Nationwide Study Aims Improve Long-Term Lung Transplant Outcomes

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

As part of an effort to improve long-term outcomes, a national team led by a researcher at Penn Medicine has launched a study--funded by a $9.8 million grant from the NIH--to better understand clinical and biological processes that occur after transplant and lead to the development of these complications.

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17-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    17-Oct-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720629

Study Examines Variation in Transplant Centers’ Use of Less-Than-Ideal Organs

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In 2010-2016, many U.S. transplant centers commonly accepted deceased donor kidneys with less desirable characteristics. • The use of these organs varied widely across transplant centers, however, and differences were not fully explained by the size of waitlists or the availability of donor organs.

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11-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720269

How Opt-Out Organ Donation Could Affect U.S. Waiting Lists

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that a policy shift to opt-in as an organ donor -- so called "presumed consent" -- would marginally reduce the waiting list for organ transplant.

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7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    26-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719352

Disparities Persist in Early Kidney Transplantation Despite Policy Changes

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• The proportion of preemptive transplants—when a patient receives a kidney transplant before starting dialysis—increased after implementation of the 2014 Kidney Allocation System from 9.0% to 9.8% of all kidney transplants. • Increases in preemptive transplantation were not shared equally among all patient groups, however, and disparities were actually exacerbated for Black and Hispanic patients and for patients on Medicare.

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20-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719304

Rush University Medical Center Ranked # 1 for Highest Quality Care

Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center was the top ranked large academic medical center in the country in the 2019 Vizient Quality and Accountability Study, which many experts consider to be the most accurate gauge of the quality of care a hospital delivers because it is entirely based on data from all patients, not reputation.

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20-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT
Newswise: In Mice: Transplanted Brain Stem Cells Survive Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

Article ID: 718157

In Mice: Transplanted Brain Stem Cells Survive Without Anti-Rejection Drugs

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs.

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16-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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    12-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718560

Kidney Transplants from Donors with HCV Safe and Functional 1 Year Post-Transplantation

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

A recent analysis reveals that kidneys from donors infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are now routinely used in transplants at many U.S. centers, and they are functioning well one year after transplantation.

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6-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    12-Sep-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718578

Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Function Similar to Uninfected Organs One Year After Transplant

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Kidneys from donors who were infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) function just as well as uninfected kidneys throughout the first year following transplantation, according to a new Penn Medicine study.

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6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

Article ID: 718831

Full circle kindness: Transplant patients hope to inspire others

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB has successfully completed more than 14,000 transplants since doctors performed Alabama’s first kidney transplant in 1968.

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11-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718485

Staying Home for Treatment

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNM Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant program is the first in the state to achieve FACT accreditation, enabling many more New Mexicans with blood disorders to stay home

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10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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