News tagged with organ transplant
UPMC surgeons have performed a "breathing lung" transplant using a portable machine that provides a constant supply of blood and nutrients to the donor organs, which doctors say has the potential to keep them healthier and ...
Other Mar 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A woman whose doctors believe is the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient to deliver a baby said Wednesday her joy is hard to describe.
Other Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer in which the plasma cells in the bone marrow grow out of control, causing damage to bones as well as predisposing patients to anaemia, infection and kidney failure. A ...
Cancer Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A team led by Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has discovered a new cause of organ rejection in some kidney transplant patients. Her team has identified a new class ...
Surgery Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Researchers from Italy have found that the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), when injected prior to harvesting of the liver, significantly improves graft survival following transplantation. Results published in the February ...
Other Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
African-Americans and individuals without private health insurance are less likely than others to receive a kidney transplant before requiring dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Jo ...
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In what doctors Tuesday said was a medical first, an Argentine woman with a transplanted heart gave birth to a baby girl following an in vitro fertilization.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Women taking the immunosuppressant tacrolimus can rest assured that breast feeding will not elevate their babies' exposure to the drug, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the Am ...
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The proportion of livers not used for transplantation is increasing, with the primary causes being donation after cardiac death (DCD), older donor age, greater body mass index (BMI), and increasing ...
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A new study, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Health Resources and Services Administration, and published in the January 2013 issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for th ...
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Organ donations have dropped sharply in Germany following a scandal over alleged corruption at several transplant clinics.
Other Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The head of the German doctors' lobby and politicians called Thursday for swift action to root out corruption following a scandal over preferential treatment for organ transplants.
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Using mesenchymal stromal cells derived from adipose (fat) tissues, genetically modified to express a bioluminescent marker, researchers in Italy have tracked cells after transplantation. The cells were followed from their ...
Medical research Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Surgeons in Zurich have carried out a complex, multi-organ transplant, hospital officials said Thursday, claiming the lessons learned would benefit patients with tumours that attack multiple organs.
Surgery Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A year after a young amputee left the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with transplanted hands and forearms, the lead surgeon calls her progress "nothing less than spectacular."
Other Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0