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Improving Organ Allocation and Prioritization Protocols in Liver Transplantation

September 19, 2016

Physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine continue to look for new ways to improve national organ allocation for liver transplantation. In an article published in the January 2016 edition of the American Journal of Transplantation, lead author Dr. Karim J. Halazun argues that the new liver allocation policy instituted by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) in 2013, known as Share 35, is not improving outcomes equally in all regions.

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Endoscopic Weight Loss Therapies See Positive Initial Outcomes

August 24, 2016

In the quest to treat obesity and improve patient BMI scores, lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapies are frequently unsuccessful. A new arm in obesity management has risen in the last five years: minimally invasive, endoscopic therapies. Mostly indicated for obese patients who do not fall within the clinical metrics for bariatric surgery, these endoscopic therapies are generally seen as a complement to surgery, not in competition. 

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Home Infliximab Infusions Offer Similar Quality of Life Scores Compared to Hospital Infusions for Pediatric IBD Patients

August 2, 2016

The world of clinical gastroenterology has found biologics such as infliximab to be helpful tools in treating the unpredictable relapsing and remitting pattern of inflammatory bowel disease. In a study published in the May 2016 issue of Practical Gastroenterology, gastroenterologists demonstrate that a similar quality of life can be achieved if patients perform infusions at home.

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Editors

Heather L. Yeo, MD, MHS

Medical Editor,
Assistant Professor of Healthcare
Policy and Research,
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
WCMC/CADC

Andrew Trzaska

Editor,
Marketing & Outreach Associate,
NYP/CADC

Bridget McClure, MPA, MA

Research Coordinator,
WCMC/CADC