Posts Tagged ‘organ allocation’

September 9, 2013

Is it time for a cardiac allocation score? First results from the Eurotransplant pilot study on a survival benefit based heart allocation


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The Eurotransplant group demonstrated mortality on the waitlist could be predicted for non-VAD critically ill (high urgency or urgent request) patients using the Heart Failure Survival Score (HFSS) and the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM). The Index for Mortality Prediction After Cardiac Transplantation (IMPACT) score was successful for predicting mortality post transplant in non-VAD patients. […]

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September 8, 2013

The urgent priority for transplantation is to trim the waiting list


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This thought provoking editorial by Dr. Lynne Warner Stevenson provides commentary on ineffective waitlist strategies and the need for change.

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January 28, 2013

Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Transplant Candidates Supported with Mechanical Circulatory Support. Is Reappraisal of the Current UNOS Thoracic Organ Allocation Policy Justified?


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Within the cardiac transplant community there has been much discussion regarding the evolution in technology of mechanical circulatory support and the impact on organ allocation. This article published in Circulation suggests transplant candidates supported with contemporary continuous flow LVADs have favorable waiting list outcomes. In contrast outcomes worsen significantly once a serious LVAD-related complication occurs. […]

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January 28, 2013

Morbidity and Mortality in Heart Transplant Candidates Supported with Mechanical Circulatory Support. Is Reappraisal of the Current UNOS Thoracic Organ Allocation Policy Justified?


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Within the cardiac transplant community there has been much discussion regarding the evolution in technology of mechanical circulatory support and the impact on organ allocation. This article published in Circulation suggests transplant candidates supported with contemporary continuous flow LVADs have favorable waiting list outcomes. In contrast outcomes worsen significantly once a serious LVAD-related complication occurs. […]

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July 9, 2012

One-year experience with high-emergency lung transplantation in France


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In 2007, France implemented a high emergency lung allocation system to prioritize candidates with immediately life-threatening conditions, such as mechanical ventilation and ECMO. This survival analysis assessed survival outcomes in patients undergoing transplant via the high emergency lung allocation system during the first two years. The study is limited by small patient numbers, but indicates […]

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