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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DOI of Published Version
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, Paulo N.A.; Movahedi, Babak; and Bozorgzadeh, Adel, "Transplanting HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients" (2017). Surgery Publications and Presentations. 153.
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