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Jorge Reyes MD, Director of Transplant Program, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, describes pediatric multi-organ transplant in children who have lost their intestine or function of the intestine. References and Resources Mazariegos GV, Soltys K, Bond G, Girnita A,...

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Donor dopamine treatment improves kidney graft function

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Giving low-dose dopamine to brain-dead donors can improve graft function after kidney transplantation, according to trial findings reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association for September 9. The current results support those of an earlier case-control study...

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Hepatitis C virus impacts survival after liver transplantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liver transplant recipients whose indication for transplant was hepatitis C virus (HCV) cirrhosis have markedly poorer survival compared to patients transplanted for alcoholic liver disease (ALD), researchers have found. According to Dr. Michael R. Lucey of the...