Transplantation decline in COVID-19 pandemic may be due to ‘uncertainty’ in transplant community

Findings from two recently published articles point to a significant reduction in the number of overall solid-organ transplantation procedures performed, with the most notable decline seen in kidney transplantation.Responses of surveyed transplantation centers across the United States led Brian J. Boyarsky, MD, of the department of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues to suggest the “high rates of transplant program cessation are likely reflective of uncertainty regarding the impact of COVID19 on [solid-organ transplantation] SOT candidates andRead More

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