Tissue and Organ Procurement

Initiating collaboration among organ transplant professionals through Web portals and mobile applications.

Publication Date: 
Jun 13, 2013

The knowledge base for healthcare providers working in the field of organ transplantation has grown exponentially. However, the field has no centralized 'space' dedicated to efficient access and sharing of information.

App to reality: snapshot validation of the US Pancreas Donor Risk Index in a UK center.

Publication Date: 
Jul 15, 2013

BACKGROUND: A pancreas donor risk index (PDRI) has been derived by Axelrod etĀ al. to inform organ acceptance and developed into a smartphone app by Marc Melcher.

Web-based image transmission: a novel approach to aid communication in split liver transplantation.

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Publication Date: 
May 07, 2010

BACKGROUND: Split liver transplantation (SLT) is technically demanding and requires good communication between transplant centers. The recipient surgeon receiving a shipped split liver needs detailed information on allocation of inflow and outflow vessels.

Digital imaging of extended criteria donor livers to facilitate placement and utilization.

Publication Date: 
Apr 19, 2010

The disparity between organ supply and demand has necessitated more aggressive use of livers from extended criteria donors. Organ sharing between donor service areas and transplant centers in other regions is common.

The benefit of smart phone usage in liver organ procurement.

Publication Date: 
Apr 04, 2011

A 56-year-old man was on the transplant list with end-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis C when a donor liver became available at a location 545 km away.