Diagnosis & Disease Information

Marginal Kidneys Are Okay

SAN DIEGO—Kidneys from marginal and ideal deceased kidney donors are associated with similar patients and graft survival, a team of researchers concluded.

Weigh Pros and Cons of West Nile Screening

SAN FRANCISCO—Transplant centers need to weigh the pros and cons of screening solid organs for West Nile virus prior to transplantation, a Canadian researcher said here at the 46th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Network May Improve Transplant Care

TORONTO—A new online communication system under development promises to allow the tracking of every tissue or organ from donor to recipient in the United States. Such a system could reduce morbidity and mortality from donor-derived diseases.

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