Posts Tagged ‘waiting list’

July 4, 2011

Major Challenges Limiting Liver Transplantation in the United States.


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This review analyzes the current challenges of liver transplantation given the discrepancy between the number of donors and patients on the waiting list. It discusses new areas of investigation that address some of these issues, such as expanding the donor pool, treatment of recurrent hepatitis C post-transplant and early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, with appropriate […]

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June 18, 2011

New organ transplant policies in Japan, including the family-oriented priority donation clause.


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The author outlines the recent changes to Japanese law and transplant policy that allow for organ procurement after brain death with only family consent (previously there had to also be prior written consent from the donor). As well, the new Japanese law allows donors to prioritize family members to receive their organs after brain death, […]

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June 17, 2011

Lack of Listing Status Awareness: Results of a Single-Center Survey of Hemodialysis Patients.


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The authors evaluated listing status awareness of hemodialysis patients, mostly African Americans, at a single centre in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  They found that 53% of their patients who were currently undergoing transplant evaluation (18/34) thought that they were already active on the waiting list.  This study highlights an important miscommunication within that particular transplant centre, […]

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