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Antioxidant doubles liver transplant success rate


The success of liver transplants and the survival of transplant patients can be dramatically improved by injecting livers with an antioxidant prior to surgery, according to a study conducted by researchers from Padova University in Italy and published in the journal Liver Transplantation. The effect is particularly striking in "suboptimal" livers, such as those harvested from deceased organ donors.