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As part of the European study TRANSEURO, five patients with Parkinson's disease will undergo brain cell transplants at Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden, in early 2013. These are the first operations of their kind ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—In the first of its kind, a translational study undertaken at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has revealed that boosting the activity of a rare type of immune cell could be an ...
Cancer Nov 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new heart pump for patients with severe heart failure who are awaiting a heart transplant.
Cardiology Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the cause of infectious mononucleosis and a risk for serious disease in liver transplant recipients. Molecular tests that can identify early protein markers produced by EBV may ...
Other Nov 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Using tissue from pigs, scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have created a "scaffold" that preserves the infrastructure of natural blood vessels and supports human ...
Medical research Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with a disease that is a leading cause of kidney failure tend to have high levels of a particular factor circulating in their blood, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Combining cancer medication with a drug for erectile dysfunction and one for heart transplants helped kill cancer cells and protected the heart from damage, in a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific ...
Cardiology Nov 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data.
Other Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind of injection from the company.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Kidney transplant patients who receive mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors after transplant have a greater probability of death or transplant failure than patients receiving calcineurin ...
Surgery Oct 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A simple six-question quiz, typically used to assess disabilities in the elderly, could help doctors determine which kidney dialysis patients of any age are at the greatest risk of death, new Johns Hopkins research suggests.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Donor lungs are usually flushed and preserved at cold temperatures before transplantation. The cold temperature reduces tissue decomposition, but can also result in degradation of the organ and a longer transplantation process.
Surgery Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The high rate of non-diabetic kidney disease in African-Americans is strongly associated with variations in a particular gene. Yet, not everyone who inherits these variations develops the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—In survivors of childhood hematologic malignancies who have received allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT), body mass index (BMI) decreases significantly, mainly due ...
Cancer Oct 04, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Melanoma is on the rise nationally, and transplant recipients and lymphoma patients are far likelier than the average person to get that form of skin cancer and to die from it, a Mayo Clinic review has found. That is because ...
Cancer Oct 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0