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98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

— Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

A photo of Orville Allen hugging his great-grandson in March 2024.

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Rifaximin Prophylaxis Fails for Bacterial Peritonitis in Cirrhotic Patients

"Is it time to say primary prophylaxis is dead?" one expert asks

Jun 11, 2024
Patients With Severe ACLF on Liver Transplant Waitlists Face High Mortality Rates

Urgent need for organ allocation system reform, researchers say

Jun 09, 2024
A Win for Liver Transplantation in Unresectable Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Three new trials address CRC liver metastases

Jun 04, 2024
Woman Is Back on Dialysis After Doctors Remove Transplanted Pig Kidney

Patient was the second person to receive a kidney from a gene-edited pig

May 31, 2024
A Win for Liver Transplantation in Unresectable Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Three new trials address CRC liver metastases

Woman Is Back on Dialysis After Doctors Remove Transplanted Pig Kidney

Patient was the second person to receive a kidney from a gene-edited pig

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Changes to Liver Transplant Policy Increased Costs in Vulnerable Areas

Hospital costs increased 12% in low-income areas vs 5.1% in high-income areas

May 29, 2024
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Monoclonal Antibody May Benefit Patients With ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ Transplant Rejection

But results were not fully durable after treatment cessation

May 28, 2024
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FDA Urged to Relax Tissue Donation Restrictions for Gay, Bisexual Men

Advocates say policy should be based on individualized risk assessments, "not historic bias"

May 28, 2024
 A photo of donor cornea for transplant.
Outcomes OK With Transplant of Previously Dialyzed Kidneys

Risk for delayed graft function higher, but other endpoints no different

May 23, 2024
A photo of surgeons preparing a kidney for transplant.
Pig-Kidney Recipient Dies; Colon Cancers Surge in Teens; CRISPR Fails to Cure HIV

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May 13, 2024
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Houston Transplant Scandal: Families of Patients Who Died Begin Legal Action

Surgeon has been accused of manipulating waitlist, making his patients ineligible for new livers

Apr 25, 2024
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CAR-T Plus Stem-Cell Transplant Promising for CD7+ Blood Cancers

"All-in-one" approach appears safe, effective, in patients with relapsed/refractory disease

Apr 24, 2024
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Too Ill for Typical Transplants, Woman Gets a Pig Kidney and Heart Pump Instead

Surgery marks sixth human xenotransplant performed at NYU Langone Health

Apr 24, 2024
Robert Montgomery, MD, DPhil, performing the pig kidney transplant surgery.
Usefulness Questioned for Transplant Center Report Cards

Ratings look like noise due to volatile score changes every half year

Apr 11, 2024
A photo of surgeons working on a donor heart on a sterile bench.
Aspirin for Fatty Liver; Meds for Self-Managed Abortion

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Mar 30, 2024
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Is Alzheimer's Transmissible Through Bone Marrow Cells?

Mouse experiment suggests it may be, but what that means for humans isn't clear

Mar 29, 2024
 Photo of a scientist pipetting cells into a multi-well plate with screen image of stem cells in the background.
CDC: Latest COVID Vax Cuts Hospitalization Risk in Immunocompromised People

But fewer than one in five of this vulnerable group have received the updated shot

Mar 28, 2024
A photo of a vial of Comirnaty monovalent XBB.1.5 COVID-19 vaccine and several single-use syringes.
Do Race, Sex Factor Into Who Has Donor Heart Offers Turned Down by Transplant Docs?

Black people, men receive more offers before one is accepted

Mar 25, 2024
A photo of a donor heart sitting in ice in a cooler
New Monoclonal Authorized to Prevent COVID in Immunocompromised People

No such option has been available since FDA revoked the authorization of Evusheld last year

Mar 22, 2024
FDA EUA pemivibart (Pemgarda) over a computer rendering of antibodies attacking COVID viruses.
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