Department of Surgery
Letter to the Editor
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Goldberg and colleagues demonstrated that HCV-positive kidneys can be successfully used for transplantation in HCV-negative recipients. Likewise, the livers of many HCV-positive donors are of good quality and can be transplanted, with outcomes similar to those obtained with HCV-negative livers. In 2015, however, 11% of procured HCV-positive livers were discarded.
kidney transplantation, HCV-infected kidneys, hepatitis C virus
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N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 14;377(11):1104-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1709315. Link to article on publisher's site
The New England journal of medicine
Martins PN, Movahedi B, Bozorgzadeh A. (2017). Transplanting HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients. Surgery Publications. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1709315. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/surgery_pp/153
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