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Digital Pathology, Computational Biology, Organ Transplants, & the Future of Medicine

Posted On: 27 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Global Engage

Both transplant outcomes and lab methods have stagnated over the last 40 years. Ishita Moghe and Professor Kim Solez comment upon the rapidly changing landscape of medical research and the potential of digital pathology for transforming patient outcomes.
The relationship between lab methods and transplant outcomes
Organ transplants became routine in the 1980s with the breakthrough development of immune-suppressant drugs, imaging techniques, anti-microbial agents and donor-recipient matching. Since the 1980s organ transplants have radically improved short-term survival for those patients who have been able to receive them. More than 50% of patients receiving liver and heart transplants will survive for 7 years, only 25% of patients on the waiting list will. 2
Yet long-term survival duration has not changed for organ transplantations. According to Abbas Rana and Elizabeth Louise Godfrey , a patient was just as likely to survive 5, 10, or even 20 years with an 1980s-era organ transplant as is a...

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