Research associated with Transplantation - liver

Projects:

Quality of life after liver transplantation

Patient preferences and decision making about organ quality in liver transplantation

Publications:

Decision making in liver transplant selection committees
Volk M, Biggins SW, Huang MA, Argo CK, Fontana RJ, Anspach R. Annals of Internal Medicine 2011;155:503-508.

Organ quality and quality of life after liver transplantation
Volk M, Hagan M. Liver Transplantation 2011. In Press.

Patient decision making about organ quality
Volk M, Tocco R, Pelletier SJ, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Lok AS. Liver Transplantation 2011. In Press.

Use of Sorafenib in HCC patients before liver transplantation: A cost-benefit analysis while awaiting data on Sorafenib safety
Vitale A, Volk M, Pastorelli D, Lonardi S, Farinati F, Cillo U. Hepatology 2010;51(1):165-73.

Impact of the model for end-stage liver disease allocation policy on the use of high-risk organs for liver transplantation
Volk M, Lok AS, Pelletier SJ, Ubel PA, Hayward RA. Gastroenterology 2008;135(5):1568-74.

Beyond utilitarianism: A method for analyzing competing ethical principles in a decision analysis of liver transplantation.
Volk M, Lok AS, Ubel PA, Vijan S. Medical Decision Making 2008;28(5):763-772.

A gift of life: Ethical and practical problems with conditional and directed donation.
Volk M, Ubel PA. Transplantation 2008;85(11):1542-1544.

Who decides? Living donor liver transplantation for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
Volk M, Marrero JA, Lok AS, Ubel PA. Transplantation 2006;82(9):1136-1139.

Altruism, incentives, and organ donation: attitudes of the transplant community.
Jasper JD, Nickerson CA, Ubel PA, Asch DA. Medical Care 2004;42(4):378.

Setting organ allocation priorities: should we care what the public cares about?
Johri M, Ubel PA. Liver Transplantation 2003;9(8):878-880.

Allocation of transplantable organs: Do people want to punish patients for causing their illness?
Ubel PA, Jepson C, Baron J, Mohr T, McMorrow S, Asch DA. Liver Transplantation 2001;7:600-607.

Public perceptions of the importance of prognosis in allocating transplantable livers to children.
Ubel PA, Loewenstein G. Medical Decision Making 1996;16:234-241.

Rationing failure: Retransplantation of scarce, vital organs in the US
Ubel PA, Arnold RM, Caplan AL. Journal of the American Medical Association 1993;270:2469-2474.

Press Coverage:

U-M study reveals something surprising about people waiting for a liver transplant
Michigan Radio - December 03, 2011