Liver paired exchange: Can the liver emulate the kidney? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Donor Selection
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donors
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • Kidney paired exchange (KPE) constitutes 12% of all living donor kidney transplantations (LDKTs) in the United States. The success of KPE programs has prompted many in the liver transplant community to consider the possibility of liver paired exchange (LPE). Though the idea seems promising, the application has been limited to a handful of centers in Asia. In this article, we consider the indications, logistical issues, and ethics for establishing a LPE program in the United States with reference to the principles and advances developed from experience with KPE. Liver Transplantation 24 677-686 2018 AASLD.

publication date

  • May 2018

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lt.25030

PubMed ID

  • 29427562

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 677

end page

  • 686

volume

  • 24

number

  • 5