Brazil faces major challenges in liver transplantation

August 01, 2016

A recent analysis indicates that more than 1700 liver transplantations are performed annually in Brazil. While Brazil performs more liver transplant surgeries than anywhere else in Latin America and is third worldwide in absolute terms, the country averages only 5 to 10 liver transplants per million population due to its increasing population and inadequate donor organ supply.

Investigators also found that access to liver transplantation in the underprivileged North, Midwest, and Northeast regions of Brazil is scarce.

The results are published in Liver Transplantation.
-end-


Wiley

Related Liver Transplantation Articles from Brightsurf:

Study reveals improving survival rates after liver transplantation in the UK
In the past two decades, death rates after liver transplantation have dropped by more than half in the UK, according to a recent analysis of almost 10,000 liver transplant recipients published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery).

Advancing transplantation: Hepatitis C-infected organs safe for transplantation when followed by antiviral treatment
Twenty patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving kidney transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease, according to a study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine.

US study reports dramatic reduction in likelihood of liver transplantation in patients with hepatoce
ILC 2018: Although hepatocellular carcinoma is now the leading indication for liver transplantation in the USA, the probability of patients receiving a transplant has declined significantly in recent years.

HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs
HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs.

Alcoholic liver disease replaces hepatitis C infection as the leading cause of liver transplantation in patients without hepatocellular carcinoma in the USA
Two independent US studies confirm that, from 2016 onwards, alcoholic liver disease has led to more liver transplants than hepatitis C infection in patients without hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation: 50 years of heart transplantation progress
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first human heart transplant performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard.

Researchers develop new technique to model transplantation of the human liver
A novel technology developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital enables the model-ing of human liver transplantation in an experimental setting.

New method creates liver bioscaffolds with intact ECM for reseeding and transplantation
Researchers have reported a method for successfully removing the cellular material from whole human livers while retaining the organ's three-dimensional structure and extracellular matrix (ECM) components.

Routine hospital tool found to predict poor outcomes after liver transplantation
A routinely used hospital tool can predict which liver transplant recipients are more likely to do poorly after surgery, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai.

Critically ill children can still undergo liver transplantation and survive
Advancements in critical care make it possible for even the sickest children to successfully undergo liver transplantation.

Read More: Liver Transplantation News and Liver Transplantation Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.