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The Survival Benefit of Liver Transplantation
Demand for liver transplantation continues to exceed donor organ supply. Comparing recipient survival to that of comparable candidates without a transplant can improve understanding of transplantExpand
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Sarcopenia and mortality after liver transplantation.
BACKGROUND Surgeons frequently struggle to determine patient suitability for liver transplantation. Objective and comprehensive measures of overall burden of disease, such as sarcopenia, could informExpand
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A Comprehensive Risk Quantification Score for Deceased Donor Kidneys: The Kidney Donor Risk Index
Background. We propose a continuous kidney donor risk index (KDRI) for deceased donor kidneys, combining donor and transplant variables to quantify graft failure risk. Methods. By using national dataExpand
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Hemodialysis versus peritoneal dialysis: a comparison of adjusted mortality rates.
Although kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment method for patients with ESRD, most patients are placed on dialysis either while awaiting transplantation or as their only therapy. TheExpand
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Cancer Incidence Among Canadian Kidney Transplant Recipients
A number of studies have observed increased cancer incidence rates among individuals who have received renal transplants. Generally, however, these studies have been limited by relatively smallExpand
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Survival Benefit‐Based Deceased‐Donor Liver Allocation
Currently, patients awaiting deceased‐donor liver transplantation are prioritized by medical urgency. Specifically, wait‐listed chronic liver failure patients are sequenced in decreasing order ofExpand
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Survival on dialysis post-kidney transplant failure: results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.
BACKGROUND A substantial number of patients return to dialysis therapy after a renal transplant fails. It is not clear whether mortality increases among patients with graft failure relative to thoseExpand
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Effect of body mass index on the survival benefit of liver transplantation
Obese patients are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation (LT) than nonobese recipients. However, there are no reports assessing the survival benefit of LT accordingExpand
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Baseline comorbidity in kidney transplant recipients: a comparison of comorbidity indices.
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients starting renal replacement therapy are older and have complex comorbidity. In keeping with these demographics, an increased number of older patientsExpand
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Portal vein thrombosis and liver transplant survival benefit
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) complicates the liver transplant operation and potentially affects waiting list survival. The implications on calculations of survival benefit, which balance both waitingExpand
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