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Characteristics Associated with Liver Graft Failure: The Concept of a Donor Risk Index
A quantitative donor risk index was developed using national data from 1998 to 2002 to assess the risk of donor liver graft failure using seven donor characteristics that independently predicted significantly increased risk of graft failure. Expand
Chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ.
The five-year risk of chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ ranges from 7 to 21 percent, depending on the type of organ transplanted, and is associated with an increase by a factor of more than four in the risk of death. Expand
Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers.
Data suggest that the MELD score is able to accurately predict 3-month mortality among patients with chronic liver disease on the liver waiting list and can be applied for allocation of donor livers. Expand
A Comprehensive Risk Quantification Score for Deceased Donor Kidneys: The Kidney Donor Risk Index
The graded impact of KDRI on graft outcome makes it a useful decision-making tool at the time of the deceased donor kidney offer, and it is likely that there is a considerable overlap in the KDRI distribution by expanded and nonexpanded criteria donor classification. Expand
The Survival Benefit of Liver Transplantation
With 1 year post-transplant follow‐up, patients at lower risk of pre‐transplant death do not have a demonstrable survival benefit from liver transplant, and Liver transplant survival benefit at 1 year is concentrated among patients at higher risk ofPre‐trans transplant death. Expand
Report of a National Conference on Donation after Cardiac Death
A national conference on organ donation after cardiac death (DCD) was convened to expand the practice of DCD in the continuum of quality end‐of‐life care.
Report of the Crystal City Meeting to Maximize the Use of Organs Recovered from the Cadaver Donor
A consensus meeting to develop guidelines that would improve the recovery and transplantation of organs from the cadaver donor was held on 28–29 March 2001, in Crystal City, Virginia, sponsored byExpand
Expanded criteria donors for kidney transplantation.
  • R. Merion
  • Medicine
  • Transplantation proceedings
  • 1 November 2005
The impact of ECD kidney transplantation on mortality risk among candidates awaiting deceased donor renal transplantation is examined and the effects of these policy changes in the United States have been studied recently. Expand
Immunosuppression and the Risk of Post‐Transplant Malignancy Among Cadaveric First Kidney Transplant Recipients
The association of induction therapy by immunosuppression with antilymphocyte antibodies, with the development of de novo neoplasms among kidney recipients is studied. Expand
Deceased-donor characteristics and the survival benefit of kidney transplantation.
ECD kidney transplants should be offered principally to candidates older than 40 years in OPOs with long waiting times, and candidates should be counseled that ECD survival benefit is observed only for patients with diabetes. Expand