Brendan Parent
New York University
Publications 15
#1Brendan Parent (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 3
#2Bruce E. Gelb (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 2
Last.Arthur L. Caplan (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 42
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Over 115 000 people are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, of whom a small fraction will receive transplants and many others will die while waiting. Existing efforts to expand the number of available organs, including increasing the number of registered donors and procuring organs in uncontrolled environments, are crucial but unlikely to address the shortage in the near future and will not improve donor/recipient compatibility or organ quality. If successful, organ bioengineering can sol...
#1Brendan Parent (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 3
#2Angela Turi (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 1
In the ongoing discussion about the risks of reproductive human germline modification, scant attention has been paid to whether it could be reconciled with theories of psychological well-being. Even if safety and feasibility challenges could be overcome and germline engineering technology could be implemented in ways that avoid exacerbating social inequality, we would still have to question whether germline modification would promote circumstances that lead to better psychological experiences fo...
#1Howard TrachtmanH-Index: 26
#2Brendan ParentH-Index: 3
Last.Arthur CaplanH-Index: 19
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Background:Compared to dialysis, living kidney donation has a greater chance of restoring health and is associated with better outcomes than deceased kidney donation. Although physicians advocate for this treatment, it is uncertain how they would act as potential living kidney donors or recipients.Methods:We surveyed 104 physicians, pediatric, and internal medicine nephrologists, to ascertain their attitudes toward living donation.Results:Among surveyed nephrologists, there was nearly universal ...
#1Laura L. KimberlyH-Index: 2
Last.Lesha D. ShahH-Index: 1
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Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth who suffer from gender dysphoria are at a substantially elevated risk of numerous adverse physical and psychosocial outcomes compared with their cisgender peers. Innovative treatment options used to support and affirm an individual’s preferred gender identity can help resolve gender dysphoria and avoid many negative sequelae of nontreatment. Yet, despite advances in these relatively novel treatment options, which appear to be highly effective in ...
Summary:Technical success has been achieved in several forms of vascularized composite allotransplantation, including hand, face, penis, and lower extremity. However, the risks of lifelong immunosuppression have limited these procedures to a select group of patients for whom nontransplant alternativ