Surgery

Lung transplant with ex vivo lung perfusion feasible

(HealthDay)—Use of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)-treated lungs increases the number of patients undergoing transplantation with comparable long-term outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in JAMA Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Canadian team reports success in transplanting hepatitis C organs

A long-running shortage in donor organs has pushed doctors to find ways to use those with hepatitis C, an infection that is increasingly common in the United States due to the opioid crisis, and which can be cured with medicine.

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