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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 - WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT

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TITLE: ETHICAL FRAMEWORK FOR VCA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019 2:00PM EST (MONTREAL TIME)

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Objectives:

Articulate the ethical questions in VCA, Describe the differences in the ethical challenges between VCA and Solid Organ Transplants and enumerate possible solutions.

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TTS-ILTS PAIRED TRANSPLANT CENTERS PROGRAM

DEADLINE JANUARY 1, 2020

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The TTS-ILTS Paired Transplant Centers Program is a collaboration between The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) supporting new liver transplant programs in emerging countries.

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TRANSPLANTATION - HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLE

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Dr. Joel Thomas Adler, Editorial Fellow, Transplantation

Center-Related Bias in MELD Scores Within a Liver Transplant UNOS Region: A Call for Standardization

Verna EC, Connelly C, Dove LM, et al.
Transplantation: Publish Ahead of Print DOI: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003031

Liver allocation relies on the MELD-Na score, which was implemented as an objective measure to prioritize patients based upon disease severity.  Verna and colleagues tested 30 patients samples at 9 different labs in a single UNOS region and found significant variability in calculated MELD-Na score: mean variability was 3, but this was worse at high MELD-Na scores.  This variation in MELD-Na scores within the same allocation region raises a challenging source of bias and disparities in access to liver transplantation.

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TRANSPLANTATION - WEEK'S MOST DOWNLOADED PAPER

IN THE NEWS

NEW RESEARCH FINDS SIGNAL OF DECREASED EARLY POST TRANSPLANT SURVIVAL IN NEW HEART TRANSPLANT SYSTEM

Nov. 20 - In an analysis of the new heart organ allocation system for transplant patients in the U.S., researchers have identified a signal of a decrease in heart transplant survival rates.

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NO DIFFERENCE IN LIVER TRANSPLANT OUTCOMES WITH PENICILLIN ALLERGY

Nov. 25 - Researchers found no differences in outcomes between liver transplant recipients with a penicillin allergy label and matched controls, according to findings presented at the American College of Asthma Allergy & Immunology Science Meeting.

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NEEDLE ELECTROMYOGRAPHY CAN PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN FACE TRANSPLANTATION

Nov. 21 - A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that needle electromyography can play a major role in reinnervation in face transplantation.

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LITTLE-KNOWN PROTEIN APPEARS TO PLAY IMPORTANT ROLE IN OBESITY AND METABOLIC DISEASE

Nov. 20 - With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists at Scripps Research have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and metabolism. Their discovery, which appeared in the journal Nature, could lead to new approaches for addressing obesity and potentially many other diseases.

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ROBOTIC-ASSISTED KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION SEEN AS SAFE FOR PATIENTS WITH OBESITY

Nov. 25 - Researchers of a published study found patients with obesity who underwent robotic-assisted kidney transplantation had comparable patient and graft survival to those without obesity who underwent open transplant during the same time period. The rate of surgical complications was also low.

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