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Liver transplantation News (4 articles)

Novartis new two-year data with Certican® shows positive outcomes at 24 months in largest liver transplant trial to date

Study's endpoints met; Certican with reduced exposure tacrolimus provided comparable efficacy with superior renal function maintained from month one to 24 versus control arm [1] Calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus are part of the standard immunosuppression regimen after a...

Published on 12 November 2012, 02:40

Boosting Cell Production Could Help Treat Liver Disease

Scientists have made an important step forward in their understanding of how the liver repairs itself in research that could in future help develop drugs to treat liver disease.Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh...

Published on 5 March 2012, 14:13

"Stimulated" Stem Cells Stop Donor Organ Rejection

In rats, Johns Hopkins technique eliminates need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs after liver transplantation.Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to stimulate a rat’s stem cells after a liver transplant as a means of preventing rejection of the new organ without the need for...

Published on 11 October 2011, 14:17

Liver Transplantation: MELD Makes a Difference

November 25, 2008By Duke Medicine News and CommunicationsNews summaryA new system that prioritizes liver transplant patients based on need instead of time on the waiting list has eliminated racial disparities among candidates waiting for new organs, although inequities associated with gender...

Published on 25 November 2008, 17:13