F B LaPorte's research while affiliated with Arbor Research Collaborative for Health and other places

Publications (2)

Article
The success of clinical transplantation as a therapy for end-stage organ failure is limited by the availability of suitable organs for transplant. This article discusses continued efforts by the transplant community to collaboratively improve the organ supply. There were 7593 deceased organ donors in 2005. This represents an all-time high and a 6%...
Article
Turndowns of offers of deceased donor kidneys for transplantation can contribute to inefficiencies in the organ distribution system and inequality in access to donated organs. Match run data were obtained for 4967 'good' kidneys placed and transplanted in 2005 after fewer than 50 offers. These kidneys were not recovered from donation after cardiac...

Citations

... The creation of the prioritized patient list depends on several factors and varies depending on the organ being offered. In fact, several articles have studied how to create "optimal" prioritized offering lists (Zenios et al. 2000;Wolfe et al. 2007;Bertsimas et al. 2013). ...
... 12 Of lungs offered for donation, only 17% are successfully transplanted nationally. 13 Ex vivo lung perfusion can increase the number of organ grafts suitable for transplantation by allowing for appropriate conditions and an extended period of time to assess the organ quality and to provide time to resuscitate the allograft graft. 14,15 A significant contributor to poor graft function and viability is the development of pulmonary edema. ...