Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 1st, 2005
Study 1: Donor livers from octogenarians thrive after transplantation.
"Facing an increasing shortage of donor organs, donor criteria become more extended and so-called marginal organs are accepted for transplantation. For liver donation donor age above 70 years is accepted as a risk factor concerning primary dysfunction or nonfunction," scientists in Germany report.
"Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the early outcome of grafts older versus younger than 80 years of age. Between August 2002 and February 2004, 40 adult...
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