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Author Topic: Allowing Kidney Transplants From Donors With Hep C Could Reduce Waiting Lists  (Read 5549 times)

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People without hepatitis C virus (HCV) can safely and successfully receive kidney transplants from those with the virus and then promptly receive a cure for the virus, MedPage Today reports. If put into practice, such transplants could provide an additional 500 kidneys annually to those in need.

Publishing their findings in a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers conducted an open-label, single-group pilot trial called THINKER that included people with HCV who were on dialysis and expecting to wait a long time for a kidney transplant. Individuals were excluded if they had health conditions that increased the risk of liver disease, transplant failure or death.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/allowing-kidney-transplants-donors-hep-c-reduce-waiting-lists

 


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