Advances in Transplantation

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Advances in Transplantation covers a variety of current issues and practices in transplant medicine, from referrals and indications, to avoiding complications and optimizing patient care. Because transplantation involves a team of medical professionals, this series facilitates an interdisciplinary conversation on the topics of different organ systems, organ donation policy and ethical considerations. It also uncovers the latest developments in transplantation with research pioneers. Dr. Aaron Carroll hosts.

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Title: Organ Shortages, and When Living Organ Donation Might be a Viable Alternative to Deceased Organ Donation

Organ Shortages, and When Living Organ Donation Might be a Viable Alternative to Deceased Organ Donation

March 22nd, 2011

Host: Aaron Carroll, MD Guest: Tim Taber, MD Patients needing transplantation have two options--receiving an organ from a deceased donor or a living donor.… Go to Episode

When to Consider Liver Transplantation for Patients with Hepatitis C

March 22nd, 2011

Host: Aaron Carroll, MD Guest: Paul Kwo, MD Approximately three million people in the US have hepatitis C. In some cases, hepatitis C can be completely… Go to Episode

Advanced Heart Care: Timing Considerations for VAD and Transplant

March 31st, 2011

Host: Aaron Carroll, MD Guest: Thomas C. Wozniak, MD Currently, 3 to 5 million people per year suffer from heart failure in the United States; one-third… Go to Episode

The Case for Pancreas-After-Kidney Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetics

March 31st, 2011

Host: Aaron Carroll, MD Guest: Jonathan Fridell, MD Although most patients with type 1 diabetes are able to rely on insulin to effectively manage… Go to Episode