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New Findings from University of Pennsylvania in the Area of Kidney Transplants Described
July 19th, 2011
"Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C to transplant recipients has drawn attention of the use of allografts from seronegative donors at increased risk for blood-borne viral infection (DIRVI). We performed a cohort study of 7803 kidney transplant recipients whose kidneys were recovered through one of two organ procurement organizations from 1996 to 2007," investigators in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania report.
"Detailed organ procurement organization data on donor risk factors were linked to recipient data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Median recipient follow-up was 3.9 years. Three hundred sixty-eight (5%) patients received...
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Source: VerticalNews Ivy League (2011-07-19)