News tagged with organ transplantation
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US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants.
Medical research Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A nine-year-old girl is making what doctors described as a remarkable recovery Sunday, days after surgeons transplanted six of her organs in a groundbreaking medical procedure.
Other Feb 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
For patients suffering from severe pulmonary diseases including emphysema, lung cancer or fibrosis, transplantation of healthy lung tissue may offer the best chance for survival. The surgical procedure, however, ...
Medical research Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research published online in the FASEB Journal details a new antibody, called "OPN-305" that may significantly improve survival outcomes for those receiving donated kidneys and other organs. OPN-305 works by preventing inflam ...
Other Jan 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Transplant patients who develop head and neck cancer are more likely to be non-smokers and non-drinkers, and less likely than their non-transplant counterparts to survive past one year of diagnosis, according to a new study ...
Cancer Jan 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American So ...
Other Jan 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in awake, non-intubated patients may be an effective strategy for bridging patients to lung transplantation, according to a new study from Germany.
Other Jan 20, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A new classification for diagnosing fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) has shown to be as accurate as currently used algorithms, but required no further liver biopsy. The study appearing in the January ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Greek disability groups expressed anger Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.
Health Jan 09, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 32
The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, hearts and other organs are now, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and distribute body parts and donor testing ...
Other Jan 05, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.
Other Jan 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.
Cancer Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In an international Phase III randomized study, everolimus, when combined with the hormonal therapy exemestane, has been shown to dramatically improve progression-free survival, according to research from The University of ...
Cancer Dec 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mayo Clinic in Florida is now offering kidney and pancreas transplants to HIV positive patients with advanced kidney disease and diabetes. Evidence is now solid that HIV-positive patients have the same favorable outcome in ...
Other Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
New research reveals that liver transplantation candidates want to be involved in decisions regarding quality of the donor organ, and many are reluctant to accept organs with a higher risk of failure. In fact, more than 42% ...
Other Dec 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0