Research and News

Comparing risk factors for recurrent PSC in living and deceased donor recipients
People with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) experience severe liver damage, for which the only known cure is a liver transplant. After a liver transplant, PSC returns in 15 to 25 percent of patients. In a new study published in Liver Transplantation, investigators from the Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation Cohort Study (A2ALL) identified several risk factors for PSC recurrence. Read more... 

Web conference on dialysis trends - Thursday, September 15

The DOPPS Practice Monitor (DPM) reports representative data in the form of more than 1500 regularly updated charts, figures, and data tables, based on a sample of over 11,000 patients in more than 200 US hemodialysis facilities.  

We will host a web conference to discuss the latest trends in hemodialysis practice on Thursday, September 15 at 3 p.m. EDT. Click here to register.

New paper from A2ALL investigates risk factors for early allograft dysfunction
After living donor liver transplantation, a recipient may experience complications with the transplanted organ soon after surgery, including Early Allograft Dysfunction (EAD). In a paper published in Transplantation, investigators sought to characterize EAD after living donor liver transplantation and to develop models to predict the risk of dysfunction. Read more... 

Can changes in quality of life predict mortality in hemodialysis patients?
Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HR-QOL) have consistently demonstrated much lower quality of life among hemodialysis patients compared to the general population and to those with other chronic medical conditions. In a study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, investigators hypothesized that a decline in HR-QOL would be associated with increased risk of death. Read more... 

New Website Helps Patients Make Choices about Dialysis Treatment
Patients diagnosed with kidney failure face many difficult decisions about their care. A new online decision tool helps patients and their families learn more about the factors that matter most to them. Learn about this decision-making tool.