Posts Tagged ‘systematic review’

September 10, 2013

Should Eligibility for Heart Transplantation Be a Requirement for Left Ventricular Assist Device Use? Recommendations Based on a Systematic Review


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This Canadian group has generated the first systematic review of the clinical and economic effects of continuous-flow LVADs in Bridge to Transplant (BTT) and Destination Therapy (DT) patients. They conclude that evidence is sufficient to support LVAD use, regardless of transplantation eligibility status, as long as patients are carefully selected and program infrastructure and budget […]

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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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