Posts Tagged ‘retransplantation’

April 14, 2012

Identifying Recipients at High Risk for Graft Failure After Heart Retransplantation.


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A lack of donor organs continues to plague the transplant community.  Retransplantation in this setting can be controversial and requires cautious selection of recipients. This study reviewed the UNOS database for factors which could potentially serve as relative contraindications to heart retransplantation.  In contrast to other studies, acute need for retransplantation, primary graft failure and […]

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April 14, 2012

Intestinal retransplantation: analysis of Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network database


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An increasing number of pediatric and adult recipients of intestine transplantation require retransplantation due to graft failure. This analysis of UNOS database is the largest report to date of patient and graft survival after isolated intestine and combined liver-intestine retransplantation. Patient survival after isolated intestine retransplantation was inferior compared to primary transplantation in adults (5y […]

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