Posts Tagged ‘waiting list’

January 28, 2013

Medical and psychosocial predictors of mechanical circulatory support device implantation and competing outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Medical and psychosocial factors are related to 1-year outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study. With increased use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD) over the course of the study, this study evaluated variables as predictors of MCSD in an extended follow-up.Variables assessed at time of listing included psychosocial risk (depression, social isolation), […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
January 28, 2013

Medical and psychosocial predictors of mechanical circulatory support device implantation and competing outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Medical and psychosocial factors are related to 1-year outcomes in the Waiting for a New Heart Study. With increased use of mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSD) over the course of the study, this study evaluated variables as predictors of MCSD in an extended follow-up.Variables assessed at time of listing included psychosocial risk (depression, social isolation), […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
August 17, 2012

A model for dropout assessment of candidates with or without hepatocellular carcinoma on a common liver transplant waiting list


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become one of the main indications for liver transplantation. With time, it appears that patients with HCC have easier access to transplantation than non-HCC patients due to the exception points they receive. The authors used a comparative risk model assessment of HCC vs non-HCC on the waiting list to look at […]

No Comments Posted in Liver Transplantation
July 9, 2012

Pediatric Heart failure and worsening renal function: Association with outcomes after heart transplant


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Renal function has been shown to be a risk factor for death while waiting for heart transplant and following transplantation in the pediatric population. Little is known about the effects of a deterioration of function from the time of listing to transplantation. This study was designed to determine the effects of worsening renal function during […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
February 23, 2012

The impact of MELD/PELD revisions on the mortality of liver-intestine transplantation candidates


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

Patients listed for liver-intestine transplant experience higher mortality while waiting for an organ compared to patients listed for liver transplant only. As a result UNOS implemented a new policy in 2005 and revised it again in 2007, in which adult and pediatric patients waiting for intestine-liver transplant are granted extra MELD and PELD points to […]

No Comments Posted in Liver Transplantation
February 23, 2012

Trends in Wait-List Mortality in Children Listed for Heart Transplantation in the United States: Era Effect Across Racial/Ethnic Groups


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

This study utilized the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) database for all children <18 years old listed for heart or multivisceral transplant, between 1989-2009 and examined the effect of era and race on waitlist mortality.  Their analysis showed that the overall waitlist mortality has decreased across the eras after adjustment for patient related factors. […]

No Comments Posted in Cardiac Transplantation
November 18, 2011

Better off living–the ethics of the new UNOS proposal for allocating kidneys for transplantation


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

This article, part of CJASN’s new section on public policy, critically analyzes the new policy proposal by UNOS to allocate deceased donors kidneys in the UNOS.  The authors examine several potential objections: 1. Is waiting time a fair way to rank order patients since there are disparities in gaining access to listing? 2. It is […]

No Comments Posted in Renal Transplantation
November 18, 2011

Patient decision making about organ quality in liver transplantation


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

This study reports on a series of semi-structured interviews (n=10) and a subsequent survey of liver waitlist candidates and their risk tolerance towards allografts of varying quality.  Risk tolerance was affected by gender (men tended to prefer lower-risk organs) and how the information was presented (acceptance of high-risk organs can be facilitated by presenting risks […]

No Comments Posted in Liver Transplantation
October 1, 2011

Can the dropout risk of candidates with hepatocellular carcinoma predict survival after liver transplantation?


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

The allocation rules for liver transplant candidates with HCC are difficult issues and in continuous evolution. In this study the authors analyze factors affecting dropout risk and post-liver transplant survival in HCC recipients, using a previous validated HCC priority score.  This will help to identify patients with good and poor outcomes.  

No Comments Posted in Liver Transplantation
August 14, 2011

Sex-based disparities in liver transplant rates in the United States.


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/65750/domains/transplantnow.com/html/wp-content/themes/nephrology/scripts/pubmed.php on line 177
.   .   

This article uses the SRTR database to examine whether males and female candidates in the US receive deceased donor liver transplant at comparable rates.  They determine that women have markedly lower transplant rates than male candidates, that there are significant geographic differences in this disparity, and that the disparity has worsened in the MELD era.  […]

No Comments Posted in Liver Transplantation