Duke University Hospital has nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants

Treatment TermsLiver transplant Author William Stagg Overview Duke University Hospital has the nation's best outcomes for adult liver transplants from deceased donors, according to data from 2016. Content Blocks Header Duke patients move from waiting list to transplant faster than national average ContentDuke's transplant center, which in 1986 became the first in North Carolina to provideliver transplants, is among the nation's most efficient centers. It moves patients from the waiting list to transplant more than 2.5 times faster than the national average.  " That's an important statistic  because about one-fourth of patients listed throughout the nation die without getting a transplant, " saidDr. Stuart Knechtle, MD, a liver transplant specialist at Duke. Knechtle said Duke performed 98 liver transplants last year – the most in North Carolina.  Section Features Text Content Header Survival rates among nation's best ContentSurvival rates at Duke are also among the nation's best. Measured at one and three years, survival for adults who received  deceased-donor livers at Duke is higher than at other centers in the United States." The chance of having a successful liver transplant is greatest at Duke compared to other centers in the country, "  Knechtle said.Liver transplant is an option for people with  end-stage liver disease, cancer and organ failure.Duke has been a pioneer in ...
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