Posts Tagged ‘hepatitis B’

June 21, 2013

Optimal Testing of the Live Organ Donor for Blood-Borne Viral Pathogens: The Report of a Consensus Conference


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Transmission of infection from donor to recipient is an an inherent risk in transplantation that can likely never be completely eliminated. This is true even in living donation, where transmission of hepatitis C and HIV has been reported. This paper reports the results of a conference on this topic. Most significant is the fact that […]

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October 30, 2012

Renal grafts from anti-hepatitis B core-positive donors: a quantitative review of the literature.


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The use of organs from Hepatitis B core antibody positive donors is an area of controversy. Not all centers are comfortable using these donors due to the risk of hepatitis B transmission. Mahboobi et al., reviewed nine studies that looked at the risk of HBV transmission from these donors. Of 1385 kidney transplant recipients, 45 […]

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