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A database study finds no clinically significant association between lung donor smoking history, pack-years or substance use with primary allograft dysfunction.
A young man with biventricular dysfunction and severe malperfusion to multiple organs is put on ECMO and Impella support. Despite Impella malfunction and subsequent stroke, he recovered to undergo heart-kidney transplant.
Experts from Cleveland Clinic’s kidney transplant and infectious disease programs respond to urgent calls for improved organ utilization efforts.
Within one month after undergoing a laparoscopically performed living donor hepatectomy for liver transplantation, donors showed a faster return to preoperative levels of mobility and body image satisfaction than donors who had open surgery, a recent study has found.
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To be eligible for liver transplant, many centers request that patients awaiting the potentially life-saving procedure consent to full resuscitation in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest before, during or after surgery. A Cleveland Clinic study reveals knowledge gaps among caregivers about these resuscitation policies, underscoring the importance of education surrounding end of life.
Patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure, even those with advanced-grade disease and circulatory failure requiring multiple vasopressors, can achieve one-year survival rates exceeding 80% following liver transplantation, a large North American multicenter study including Cleveland Clinic researchers has found. But the presence of portal vein thrombosis in patients with the most severe ACLF is cause for caution regarding transplantation.
Data from the brief history of uterus transplantation so far offers hope for helping patients with absolute uterine factor infertility who wish to conceive.
A Cleveland Clinic-developed normothermic perfusion machine has enabled surgeons to assess and successfully transplant 15 of 21 “orphan” livers that otherwise would have been discarded as unsuitable. The results may herald a new era in transplantation, making more organs available.
A pair of highly complex intestinal transplants, each a first of its kind, demonstrate the willingness to push boundaries to achieve the best outcome for patients.
Cardiovascular events have a major impact on overall outcomes of liver transplantation. We review up-to-date cardiac considerations before, during and after liver transplant surgery.