J Korean Med Assoc.  2006 Jun;49(6):475-485. 10.5124/jkma.2006.49.6.475.

What's New in Transplantation Surgery and Medicine

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  • 1Department of Surgery (Transplantation), Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance Hospital, Transplantation Center and The Research Institute for Transplantation, Korea. yukim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

The field of organ transplantation has undergone a continual evolution to become the standard treatment for patients with end-stage diseases in diverse organs including the kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, heart, and lung diseases. The efforts to increase organ donation and clinical studies along with basic researches are very important for the progress of transplantation medicine. This review is focused on "What's new in transplantation surgery and medicine", addressing the current hot issues on the attempts at organ shortage, recent findings on antigen recognition, improved immunosuppressive strategies, and finally recent advancements in kidney and liver transplantation.

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Transplantation; Recent advancement
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