UW Medicine Transplantation Services is a combination of clinical, academic and research activities. Transplantation Services are principally organized around six multidisciplinary clinical teams: Heart transplantation, Kidney-pancreas transplantation, Liver transplantation, Lung transplantation, Intestinal transplantation and Reconstructive Transplantation (Face & Hand). The transplant teams support patients before, during and after surgery to ensure the best outcome possible.
Martin Montenovo, MD, discusses strategies to improve access to liver grafts.
Scott Biggins, MD, discusses advances in liver transplant.
Jorge Reyes, MD, describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful.
Erika D. Lease, MD, provides an overview of lung transplantation and post-transplant care.
Evaluation and inclusion/exclusion criteria for patient selection, HIV+ Liver recipient induction immunosuppression guideline, HIV+ liver recipient induction guideline and HIV+ liver recipient infection prophylaxis guideline.
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UW Medicine is declaring success with the Pacific Northwest’s first heart-transplant recipient to purposely acquire the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from the donor organ and then have the disease eradicated by antiviral medication.
It’s hard to fathom any goodness coming from the opioid crisis and the family tragedies it causes every day. But it does, in the form of an increase in organs available to people who need new hearts, livers, kidneys, and other organs.
UW Medicine patients can opt in for suitable donor hearts and must complete an 8- to 12-week postoperative drug regimen to clear the virus.
Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle have performed the first liver transplant in the Pacific Northwest involving a warm blood-perfusion device to transport the organ between donor and recipient.
In as early as 2018, a rocket carrying a payload that includes 24 microfluidic chips about the size of credit cards will transport an extraordinary University of Washington kidney research project to the International Space Station.
UW Medicine is joining an elite group of medical centers nationwide that are certified by the United Network of Organ Sharing to perform face and hand transplantation procedures.
Would-be organ donor couldn't give to their loved ones, but UW Medicine's kidney-transplant program recognized the matches.
A UW Medicine team, led by Chief of Transplant, Jorge Reyes, MD, became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient.
Program at UW Medical Center is one of 8 nationally to achieve highest rating for quality patient care.