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2014-04-29 23:12:43

The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region’s best in patient care quality, according to the latest report by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The heart and liver transplantation programs at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, are the region’s best in patient care quality, according to the latest...

2013-05-16 10:49:38

Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional “open” transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The findings should allow more obese patients to receive kidney transplants. Patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 who have end-stage kidney disease are often denied transplantation, and patients with a BMI over 40 often...

2008-06-22 12:00:34

By Sally Satel and Nadey Hakim This was the question recently posed in the prestigious British Medical Journal. An American transplant surgeon (in favor of selling kidneys) squared off against an Australian nephrologist (against). In an accompanying article, a leading British transplant surgeon called for legalizing organ sales. Coverage in the British press had a positive spin. "Surgeon: Organ trade should be legalized" was The Independent's headline; "Legalize trade in donor organs,...


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