R M Merion

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Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Partial T-cell activation and anergy induction by polyclonal antithymocyte globulin
    R M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Transplantation 65:1481-9. 1998
  2. doi request reprint Transplants in Foreign Countries Among Patients Removed from the US Transplant Waiting List
    R M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:988-96. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Predicted lifetimes for adult and pediatric split liver versus adult whole liver transplant recipients
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1792-7. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention to promote organ donor registry participation and family notification
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 75:1175-9. 2003
  5. pmc Donation after cardiac death as a strategy to increase deceased donor liver availability
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 244:555-62. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint How can we define expanded criteria for liver donors?
    Robert M Merion
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Hepatol 45:484-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint What can we learn from discarded deceased donor kidneys?
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Transplantation 81:973. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of multiple-listing for cadaveric kidney and liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:94-100. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Expanded criteria donors for kidney transplantation
    R M Merion
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Transplant Proc 37:3655-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Deceased-donor characteristics and the survival benefit of kidney transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0331, USA
    JAMA 294:2726-33. 2005

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Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Partial T-cell activation and anergy induction by polyclonal antithymocyte globulin
    R M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Transplantation 65:1481-9. 1998
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Transplants in Foreign Countries Among Patients Removed from the US Transplant Waiting List
    R M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:988-96. 2008
    ..The data reported here represent the minimum number of cases and the full extent of this practice cannot be determined using existing data. Additional reporting requirements are needed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Predicted lifetimes for adult and pediatric split liver versus adult whole liver transplant recipients
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:1792-7. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention to promote organ donor registry participation and family notification
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 75:1175-9. 2003
    ..We studied the effects of an Internet-based multimedia intervention (www.journey.transweb.org) on donor registry participation and family notification...
  5. pmc Donation after cardiac death as a strategy to increase deceased donor liver availability
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 244:555-62. 2006
    ..This study examines donation after cardiac death (DCD) practices and outcomes in liver transplantation...
  6. ncbi request reprint How can we define expanded criteria for liver donors?
    Robert M Merion
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Hepatol 45:484-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint What can we learn from discarded deceased donor kidneys?
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Transplantation 81:973. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and outcomes of multiple-listing for cadaveric kidney and liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:94-100. 2004
    ..Although specific factors characterize those transplant candidates likely to multiple-list, transplant access is significantly enhanced for almost all multiple-listed kidney and liver candidates...
  9. ncbi request reprint Expanded criteria donors for kidney transplantation
    R M Merion
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Transplant Proc 37:3655-7. 2005
    ..Further studies of ECD organs and their recipients are needed to optimize the use of these scarce resources...
  10. ncbi request reprint Deceased-donor characteristics and the survival benefit of kidney transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0331, USA
    JAMA 294:2726-33. 2005
    ..However, if ECD transplants offer improved overall patient survival, inferior graft outcome may represent an acceptable trade-off...
  11. ncbi request reprint When is a patient too well and when is a patient too sick for a liver transplant?
    Robert M Merion
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:S69-73. 2004
    ..4. The combination of waiting list mortality risk and posttransplant mortality risk assessed by MELD and other factors can be used to estimate whether candidates are likely to derive a survival benefit from a liver transplant...
  12. ncbi request reprint The survival benefit of liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:307-13. 2005
    ..With 1 year post-transplant follow-up, patients at lower risk of pre-transplant death do not have a demonstrable survival benefit from liver transplant...
  13. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of mortality risk among candidates for liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Michigan Health Sistem, 2926 Taubman Center, Box 0331, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Liver Transpl 9:12-8. 2003
    ..DeltaMELD score over time reflects progression of liver disease and conveys important additional prognostic information that should be considered in the further evolution of national liver allocation policy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Randomized, prospective trial of mycophenolate mofetil versus azathioprine for prevention of acute renal allograft rejection after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation
    R M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 70:105-11. 2000
    ..This study compared mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and azathioprine (AZA) in prevention of renal rejection after primary SPK transplantation...
  15. doi request reprint Current status and future of liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Section of Transplantation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Semin Liver Dis 30:411-21. 2010
    ..Overall posttransplant outcomes have steadily improved, with unadjusted 5-year patient survival rates of 77% among patients transplanted with MELD score between 15 and 20, and 72% for those with MELD scores between 21 and 30...
  16. pmc Hospitalization rates before and after adult-to-adult living donor or deceased donor liver transplantation
    Robert M Merion
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 251:542-9. 2010
    ..To compare rates of hospitalization before and after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant (LDLT) and deceased donor liver transplant (DDLT)...
  17. pmc Database comparison of the adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study (A2ALL) and the SRTR U.S. Transplant Registry
    B W Gillespie
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:1621-33. 2010
    ..These findings support an expanded focus on data quality control by OPTN/SRTR for a broader variable set than those used for allocation. Center-specific monitoring of missing values could substantially improve the data...
  18. doi request reprint The survival benefit of deceased donor liver transplantation as a function of candidate disease severity and donor quality
    D E Schaubel
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:419-25. 2008
    ..Pairing of high-DRI livers with lower-MELD candidates fails to maximize survival benefit and may deny lifesaving organs to high-MELD candidates who are at high risk of death without transplantation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Successful surgical salvage of partial pancreatic allograft thrombosis
    M A Maraschio
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Transplant Proc 35:1491-3. 2003
    ..Venous thrombosis remains an important cause of pancreatic graft loss. Nevertheless, reports are scarce of treatment alternatives to complete graft removal. We describe a case of surgical salvage of a partial pancreatic graft thrombosis...
  20. pmc Impact of MELD-based allocation on end-stage renal disease after liver transplantation
    P Sharma
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:2372-8. 2011
    ..This study identified potentially modifiable risk factors of post-LT ESRD. Early intervention and modification of these risk factors may reduce the burden of post-LT ESRD...
  21. doi request reprint Re-weighting the model for end-stage liver disease score components
    Pratima Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:1575-81. 2008
    ..We re-estimated MELD coefficients and evaluated the effect of updated MELD on the liver transplant waiting list ranking...
  22. pmc Outcomes of 385 adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant recipients: a report from the A2ALL Consortium
    Kim M Olthoff
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Surg 242:314-23, discussion 323-5. 2005
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Utilization of kidneys with similar kidney donor risk index values from standard versus expanded criteria donors
    K J Woodside
    Department of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:2106-14. 2012
    ..Although overall ECD graft survival was worse than SCD, there were no differences within individual KDRI intervals. Thus, ECD designation adversely affects neither utilization nor outcomes beyond that predicted by KDRI...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recovery and utilization of deceased donor kidneys from small pediatric donors
    S J Pelletier
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1646-52. 2006
    ..Although limited by the retrospective nature of the study, kidneys transplanted en bloc had a similar graft survival to ideal donors but may not maximize the number of successfully transplanted recipients...
  25. doi request reprint Donation after cardiac death liver transplantation: predictors of outcome
    A K Mathur
    Section of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:2512-9. 2010
    ..006). Donor weight >100 kg and CIT also increased patient mortality (all, p ≤ 0.035). These findings are useful for transplant surgeons creating DCD liver acceptance protocols...
  26. pmc Survival benefit-based deceased-donor liver allocation
    D E Schaubel
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:970-81. 2009
    ..Allocation of deceased-donor livers to chronic liver failure patients would be improved by prioritizing patients by transplant survival benefit...
  27. doi request reprint Trends in organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 1997-2006
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:911-21. 2008
  28. pmc Incidence and severity of acute cellular rejection in recipients undergoing adult living donor or deceased donor liver transplantation
    A Shaked
    Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:301-8. 2009
    ..These data do not show an immunological advantage for LDLT, and therefore do not support the application of unique posttransplant immunosuppression protocols for LDLT recipients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation and wait-listing rates from the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS)
    Suditida Satayathum
    University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, USA
    Kidney Int 68:330-7. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Excess risk of renal allograft loss associated with cigarette smoking
    R S Sung
    Department of Surgery, 2926 Taubman Center, University of Michigan Health System, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0331, USA
    Transplantation 71:1752-7. 2001
    ..Smoking cessation before renal transplantation has beneficial effects on graft survival. These effects should be emphasized to patients with end-stage renal disease who are considering renal transplantation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of hand-assisted laparoscopic versus open surgical live donor nephrectomy
    J S Wolf
    Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0330, USA
    Transplantation 72:284-90. 2001
    ..We hypothesized that laparoscopic as compared with open surgical live donor nephrectomy provides briefer, less intense, and more complete convalescence...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with liver graft failure: the concept of a donor risk index
    S Feng
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:783-90. 2006
    ..Quantitative assessment of the risk of donor liver graft failure using a donor risk index is useful to inform the process of organ acceptance...
  33. doi request reprint Foreigners traveling to the U.S. for transplantation may adversely affect organ donation: a national survey
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:1468-72. 2010
    ..In conclusion, deceased-donor transplantation of foreigners is opposed by many Americans. Media coverage of this practice has the potential to adversely affect organ donation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Trends in organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 1996-2005
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1319-26. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Summary report of a national conference: Evolving concepts in liver allocation in the MELD and PELD era. December 8, 2003, Washington, DC, USA
    Kim M Olthoff
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:A6-22. 2004
    ..Recommendations for the transplant community, based on the analysis of the MELD data, were discussed and are presented in the summary document...
  36. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantations performed using non-heart-beating organ donors: going back to the future?
    Steven M Rudich
    Division of Transplant Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Transplantation 74:1715-20. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze renal transplant outcomes using this source of cadaveric (CAD) organs and compare the results with heart-beating organ sources...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for urinary complications after renal transplantation
    M J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 7:1536-41. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that several patient characteristics are associated with an increased risk of a urinary complication. The U-stitch technique should not be used for the ureteral anastomosis...
  38. doi request reprint The economic implications of broader sharing of liver allografts
    D A Axelrod
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:798-807. 2011
    ..The results suggest that broader sharing of liver allografts offers a cost-effective strategy to reduce the mortality from end stage liver disease...
  39. ncbi request reprint Donor characteristics associated with reduced graft survival: an approach to expanding the pool of kidney donors
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association URREA, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
    Transplantation 74:1281-6. 2002
    ..Availability of cadaveric kidneys for transplantation is far below the growing need, leading to longer waiting time and more deaths while waiting...
  40. doi request reprint The riskiest job in medicine: transplant surgeons and organ procurement travel
    M J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2406-15. 2009
    ..Though these data have important limitations, they suggest that organ procurement travel is associated with significant risk. Improvements in organ procurement travel are needed...
  41. pmc Sex-based disparities in liver transplant rates in the United States
    A K Mathur
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:1435-43. 2011
    ..It is especially troubling that the disparity is magnified among patients with high MELD scores and in certain regions of the United States...
  42. pmc Race and ethnicity in access to and outcomes of liver transplantation: a critical literature review
    A K Mathur
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2662-8. 2009
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Efficient utilization of the expanded criteria donor (ECD) deceased donor kidney pool: an analysis of the effect of labeling
    R A Hirth
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:304-9. 2010
    ..Overall, implementation of the ECD definition coincided with a reversal of an apparent reluctance to recover kidneys from donors over age 59, but increased selectiveness on the part of surgeons/centers with respect to these kidneys...
  44. doi request reprint Rates of solid-organ wait-listing, transplantation, and survival among residents of rural and urban areas
    David A Axelrod
    Department of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    JAMA 299:202-7. 2008
    ..Rural residents represent another group that may have impaired access to transplant services...
  45. ncbi request reprint Association of center volume with outcome after liver and kidney transplantation
    David A Axelrod
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Am J Transplant 4:920-7. 2004
    ..30; p = 0.0036). There is considerable variability in the range of failure between quantiles after kidney and liver transplant. Transplant outcomes are better at high volume centers; however, there is no clear minimal threshold volume...
  46. doi request reprint Predictors of liver donation without kidney recovery in a cohort of expanded criteria donors: identifying opportunities to improve expanded criteria donor kidney utilization
    S L White
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Transplant Proc 44:2223-6. 2012
    ..It is likely that at least a proportion of these liver-alone donors represent missed opportunities for kidney transplantation...
  47. doi request reprint Improving organ procurement travel practices in the United States: proceedings from the Michigan Donor Travel Forum
    M J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:458-63. 2010
    ..Overall, the aims of these proposals are to raise procurement travel standards and in doing so, to improve the transplantation as a whole...
  48. ncbi request reprint Renal transplantation in elderly patients older than 70 years of age: results from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
    Panduranga S Rao
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 83:1069-74. 2007
    ..The outcomes of elderly patients who receive a kidney transplant have not been well studied compared with those of their peers on the waiting list...
  49. ncbi request reprint Impact of the expanded criteria donor allocation system on candidates for and recipients of expanded criteria donor kidneys
    Randall S Sung
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 84:1138-44. 2007
    ..A national policy to allocate kidneys from expanded criteria donors (ECD) took effect October 31, 2002...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of body mass index on the survival benefit of liver transplantation
    Shawn J Pelletier
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Liver Transpl 13:1678-83. 2007
    ..0001) survival benefit, including morbidly obese and underweight recipients. Our results suggest that high or low recipient BMI should not be a contraindication for LT...
  51. doi request reprint Hospitalization patterns before and after liver transplantation
    Douglas E Schaubel
    Department of Biostatistics, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
    Transplantation 84:1590-4. 2007
    ..However, decreases in mortality may not be accompanied by decreases in morbidity metrics, such as hospitalization rates. We compared pre- and posttransplant hospitalization rates for liver transplant recipients...
  52. pmc Portal vein thrombosis and liver transplant survival benefit
    Michael J Englesbe
    Departments of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Liver Transpl 16:999-1005. 2010
    ..Among patients with low MELD score, PVT is associated with less transplant survival benefit. Clinicians should carefully consider the risks of liver transplantation in clinically stable patients who have PVT...
  53. doi request reprint Enhanced training in vascular access creation predicts arteriovenous fistula placement and patency in hemodialysis patients: results from the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study
    Rajiv Saran
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 4262, USA
    Ann Surg 247:885-91. 2008
    ..To investigate whether intensity of surgical training influences type of vascular access placed and fistula survival...
  54. doi request reprint A comprehensive risk quantification score for deceased donor kidneys: the kidney donor risk index
    Panduranga S Rao
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan HealthSystem, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0725, USA
    Transplantation 88:231-6. 2009
    ..We propose a continuous kidney donor risk index (KDRI) for deceased donor kidneys, combining donor and transplant variables to quantify graft failure risk...
  55. pmc Effect of pretransplant serum creatinine on the survival benefit of liver transplantation
    Pratima Sharma
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 15:1808-13. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Educational web-based intervention for high school students to increase knowledge and promote positive attitudes toward organ donation
    Amiram D Vinokur
    Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 1248, USA
    Health Educ Behav 33:773-86. 2006
    ..The increase in knowledge and in prodonation attitude increased the likelihood of contacting the registry. The potential for this and similar other Web interventions to enhance students' health education is discussed...
  57. ncbi request reprint Vascular access outcomes using the transposed basilic vein arteriovenous fistula
    Jonathan H Segal
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0364, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:151-7. 2003
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ
    Akinlolu O Ojo
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0364, USA
    N Engl J Med 349:931-40. 2003
    ..We conducted a population-based cohort analysis to evaluate the incidence of chronic renal failure, risk factors for it, and the associated hazard of death in recipients of nonrenal transplants...
  59. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppression and the risk of post-transplant malignancy among cadaveric first kidney transplant recipients
    Rami T Bustami
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:87-93. 2004
    ..024). These new estimates of the magnitude of malignancy risk associated with induction therapy may be useful for clinical practice...
  60. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in access to liver transplantation
    Amit K Mathur
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5342, USA
    Liver Transpl 16:1033-40. 2010
    ..By precluding the survival benefit of liver transplantation, this inequity may lead to excess mortality for minority candidates...
  61. ncbi request reprint Impact of the expanded criteria donor allocation system on the use of expanded criteria donor kidneys
    Randall S Sung
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 79:1257-61. 2005
    ..5 mg/dL, history of hypertension, or death by cerebrovascular accident. The impact of this policy on use of ECD kidneys is assessed...
  62. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C is a risk factor for death after liver retransplantation
    Shawn J Pelletier
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Liver Transpl 11:434-40. 2005
    ..Although HCV was predictive of an increased risk of death, consideration of other characteristics of HCV patients, including donor and recipient age and need for preoperative ICU care may identify those at significantly higher risk...
  63. ncbi request reprint Recent trends and results for organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 2005
    F K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1095-100. 2006
  64. ncbi request reprint Outcome of liver transplantation for hepatitis B: report of a single center's experience
    C J Chu
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, 3912 Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 7:724-31. 2001
    ..Among patients with no virological breakthrough, lamivudine can stabilize or improve liver disease for up to 4 years in patients with recurrent hepatitis B post-LT...
  65. pmc Outcomes of donor evaluation in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation
    James F Trotter
    Department of Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Hepatology 46:1476-84. 2007
    ..Other predictors of donor acceptance included earlier year of evaluation and transplant center...
  66. ncbi request reprint Extracorporeal support for organ donation after cardiac death effectively expands the donor pool
    Joseph F Magliocca
    Department of Surgery, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison WI, USA
    J Trauma 58:1095-101; discussion 1101-2. 2005
    ..Study parameters included increase in number of donors and organs, types of organs procured, and viability of kidneys transplanted...
  67. doi request reprint Attitudes of the American public toward organ donation after uncontrolled (sudden) cardiac death
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:675-80. 2010
    ..02), but did not increase belief that a signed donor card would interfere with medical care (28% vs. 32%, p = 0.37). These findings provide support for the careful expansion of uDCD, albeit with formal consent prior to organ preservation...
  68. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of pediatric living donor renal transplant after laparoscopic versus open donor nephrectomy
    L K Kayler
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Transplant Proc 34:3097-8. 2002
  69. ncbi request reprint Influence of graft type on outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation
    John P Roberts
    Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:373-7. 2004
    ..Living donor is the preferred donor source in the most common pediatric age group (< 2 years) undergoing liver transplantation...
  70. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival after liver transplantation in children with metabolic disorders
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 6:295-300. 2002
    ..Liver transplantation for inherited metabolic disorders aims to save the patient's life when the disorder is expected to progress to organ failure, and to cure the underlying metabolic defect...
  71. ncbi request reprint Gender imbalance and outcomes in living donor renal transplantation in the United States
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:452-8. 2003
    ..There appears to be a graft survival advantage for male recipients of male donor kidneys...
  72. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation in children with metabolic disorders in the United States
    Liise K Kayler
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:334-9. 2003
    ..Children with metabolic disease had significantly higher adjusted short- and long-term post-transplant survival rates than those with biliary atresia. Structural disease was not a risk factor for worse outcomes...
  73. pmc Valganciclovir results in improved oral absorption of ganciclovir in liver transplant recipients
    M D Pescovitz
    Transplantation Section, Department of Surgery, and Department of Microbiology Immunology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana 42602, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:2811-5. 2000
    ..Oral VGC delivers systemic GCV exposure equivalent to that of standard oral GCV (at 450 mg) or i.v. GCV (at 900 mg of VGC). VGC has promise for effective CMV prophylaxis or treatment with once-daily oral dosing in transplant recipients...
  74. ncbi request reprint Simulating the allocation of organs for transplantation
    David Thompson
    Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, 3520 Green Court, MI 48105, USA
    Health Care Manag Sci 7:331-8. 2004
    ..This paper describes a family of simulations developed by the US Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and initial experience in the application of one member of this family, the Liver Simulated Allocation Model (LSAM)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Gender imbalance in living donor renal transplantation
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Transplantation 73:248-52. 2002
    ..Previous studies have shown more women than men among living donors (LD) and more men among recipients of those kidneys. In this study, we compared the evolving demographics of LD transplants...
  76. ncbi request reprint Trends and results for organ donation and transplantation in the United States, 2004
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:843-9. 2005
  77. ncbi request reprint Organ donation and transplantation trends in the USA, 2003
    Friedrich K Port
    Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients University Renal Research and Education Association, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:7-12. 2004
  78. ncbi request reprint Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the liver disseminated to the peritoneum treated with liver transplantation and interferon alpha-2B
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, Taubman Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0331, USA
    Transplantation 74:128-30. 2002
    ..This report is the first showing the efficacy of interferon in this setting...
  79. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of pancreatic allograft dysfunction by laparoscopic biopsy
    Liise K Kayler
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Transplantation 74:1287-9. 2002
    ..Unlike percutaneous or transcystoscopic techniques, laparoscopic biopsy allows visualization of the allograft in addition to obtaining tissue for histologic examination...
  80. ncbi request reprint Liver transplantation for status 1: the consequences of good intentions
    Sue V McDiarmid
    Department of Pediatrics and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Liver Transpl 13:699-707. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Expanded criteria donors for kidney transplantation
    Robert A Metzger
    TransLife Florida Hospital Medical Center, Orlando, FL, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:114-25. 2003
  82. ncbi request reprint Selection of pediatric candidates under the PELD system
    Sue V McDiarmid
    Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Liver Transpl 10:S23-30. 2004
    ..4. Before MELD/PELD 48% of all children receiving deceased donor organs were transplanted at status 1, compared to 41% in the PELD/MELD era. Wide regional variation occurs...
  83. ncbi request reprint Liver and intestine transplantation
    John P Roberts
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:78-90. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and allocation of donor livers
    Russell Wiesner
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 124:91-6. 2003
    ..Our aim was to assess the capability of the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score to correctly rank potential liver recipients according to their severity of liver disease and mortality risk on the OPTN liver waiting list...
  85. pmc Improvement in survival associated with adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation
    Carl L Berg
    Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Gastroenterology 133:1806-13. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a survival benefit of adult LDLT...
  86. ncbi request reprint Report of the Crystal City meeting to maximize the use of organs recovered from the cadaver donor
    Bruce R Rosengard
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Am J Transplant 2:701-11. 2002
  87. ncbi request reprint Use of a pediatric end-stage liver disease score for deceased donor allocation: the United States experience
    Sue V McDiarmid
    Department of Pediatrics and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Indian J Pediatr 74:387-92. 2007
    ..The factors are growth failure, age less than 1 year, international normalized ratio (INR), serum albumin and total bilirubin...
  88. ncbi request reprint Thoracic organ transplantation in the United States, 1994-2003
    Mark L Barr
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:934-49. 2005
    ..A goal of the policy is to minimize deaths on the waiting list...
  89. ncbi request reprint Improving liver allocation: MELD and PELD
    Richard B Freeman
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Transplant 4:114-31. 2004
    ..Children younger than 2 years, however, still have a considerably higher rate of death on the waiting list than adults. A limited definition of ECD livers suggests that they are used more frequently for patients with lower MELD scores...
  90. ncbi request reprint "Doc, should I accept this offer or not?"
    Robert M Merion
    Liver Transpl 10:1476-7. 2004
  91. ncbi request reprint The report of a national conference on the wait list for kidney transplantation
    Robert S Gaston
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:775-85. 2003
    ..Each work group outlined problems and potential remedies within each area. This report summarized the issues and recommendations regarding the waiting list for kidney transplantation addressed in the Philadelphia meeting...
  92. ncbi request reprint Basiliximab in pediatric liver transplantation: a pharmacokinetic-derived dosing algorithm
    John M Kovarik
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Transplant 6:224-30. 2002
    ..The first dose should be given within 6 h after organ perfusion and the second on day 4 after transplantation. A supplemental dose may be considered for patients with a large volume of drained ascites fluid relative to body size...
  93. ncbi request reprint Extracorporeal support of the non-heart-beating organ donor
    Steven M Rudich
    Transplantation 73:158-9. 2002
  94. ncbi request reprint Prospective, randomized, multi-center trial of antibody induction therapy in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation
    Dixon B Kaufman
    Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:855-64. 2003
    ..Decisions regarding the routine use of induction therapy in SPK transplantation must take into consideration its differential effects on risk of rejection and infection...
  95. ncbi request reprint Are we ready for marginal hepatitis B core antibody-positive living liver donors?
    Robert J Fontana
    Liver Transpl 9:833-6. 2003
  96. pmc Kidney transplantation as primary therapy for end-stage renal disease: a National Kidney Foundation/Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF/KDOQITM) conference
    Michael Abecassis
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 625 THT, 1900 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 3:471-80. 2008
    ..5% of incident patients with end-stage renal disease undergo transplantation as their initial modality of treatment, a figure largely unchanged for at least a decade...

Research Grants6

  1. Clinical Outcomes of Live Organ Donors - Data Coordinating Center
    Robert Merion; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  2. Living donor liver transplant data coordinating center
    Robert Merion; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Living donor liver transplant data coordinating center
    Robert Merion; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..