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UW Medicine Transplant Services is a combination of clinical, academic and research activities. Transplant Services are principally organized around seven multidisciplinary clinical teams: Heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Pancreas transplant, Liver transplant, Lung transplant, Intestinal transplant and Reconstructive transplant (Face & Hand). The transplant teams support patients before, during and after surgery to ensure the best outcome possible.
On July 7, 2019, Dr. Michael Mulligan performed UW Medicine's 1,000th lung transplant.
Dr. Renuka Battacharya presents updates on organ donor availability and utilizing Hepatitis C positive organs for transplantations.
Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs.
UW Medical Center's new protocol allows heart-transplant candidates to opt in to be considered for matching donor organs even if the organ is infected with hep C, and then take an eight-week course of medication to clear the virus.
This lecture covers surgical strategies to enlarge the pool of donors, living donor liver transplant recipient criteria and evaluation, and new machine perfusion advancements.
Scott Biggins, MD, discusses advances in liver transplant.
Jorge Reyes, MD, describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful.
Erika D. Lease, MD, provides an overview of lung transplantation and post-transplant care.
Evaluation and inclusion/exclusion criteria for patient selection, HIV+ Liver recipient induction immunosuppression guideline, HIV+ liver recipient induction guideline and HIV+ liver recipient infection prophylaxis guideline.
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U.S. deceased donor solid organ transplantation (dd-SOT) depends upon an individual's/family's altruistic willingness to donate organs after death; however, there is a shortage of deceased organ donors in the U.S.
The team at the University of Washington was selected to create a kidney MPS based on primary cells derived from pathologically normal surgical nephrectomy tissue remnants.
The role of copper in liver disorders is best recognized in Wilson’s disease, in which hepatic copper accumulation is not only pathognomonic, but also pathogenic as a source of cellular reactive oxygen species.
UW Medical Center is the 11th U.S. hospital to achieve that volume, and the only such provider in the Pacific Northwest.
UW Medicine specialists refine a progressive option for people awaiting donor organs.
The procedure aims to cure aggressive disease with a donor liver.
UW Medicine specialist comments on study findings published in JAMA Network Open.
The opioid epidemic has resulted in increasing the incidence of hepatitis C virus in the general population and more deceased organ donors with hepatitis C in the United States.
UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the donor organ and then have the disease eradicated by antiviral medication.
It’s hard to fathom any goodness coming from the opioid crisis and the family tragedies it causes every day. But it does, in the form of an increase in organs available to people who need new hearts, livers, kidneys, and other organs.
UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus.
Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle have performed the first liver transplant in the Pacific Northwest involving a warm blood-perfusion device to transport the organ between donor and recipient.
In as early as 2018, a rocket carrying a payload that includes 24 microfluidic chips about the size of credit cards will transport an extraordinary University of Washington kidney research project to the International Space Station.
UW Medicine is joining an elite group of medical centers nationwide that are certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing to perform face and hand transplantation procedures.
Would-be organ donor couldn't give to their loved ones, but UW Medicine's kidney-transplant program recognized the matches.
A UW Medicine team, led by Chief of Transplant, Jorge Reyes, MD, became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.
Program at UW Medical Center is one of 8 nationally to achieve highest rating for quality patient care.
Transplant recipient recovering well with heart that traveled in circulatory device