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U.S. Liver Transplants Declining
Date:5/22/2012

hapel Hill, said in a meeting news release.

He and his colleagues also found that donor characteristics associated with a condition called fatty liver -- including diabetes, obesity, old age and high blood pressure -- all were associated with discarding a donated liver.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The American Liver Foundation has more about liver transplantation.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Digestive Disease Week, news release, May 22, 2012


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