With the recent expansion of the clinic and with donations from the community, the Organ Transplant and Liver Center is growing its research capabilities through the Swedish Liver Care Network. Conducting both clinical trials and laboratory studies, we are moving our findings from the bench to the bedside, giving our patients access to alternative therapies for kidney, liver, and pancreas diseases and organ transplantation.
A major focus of our Swedish Organ Care Research program is the study of liver diseases including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, cholestatic liver disease and hepatitis. We are also conducting ongoing studies in the immunosuppressive agents and approaches in kidney transplantation and liver failure therapies. Our team is also developing registries and repositories to archive tissue samples and clinical data to enhance research into the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the kidney, pancreas and liver.