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Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor

If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A quarter of Aussie 'transplant tourists' get infections

Over a quarter of patients returning to Australia after receiving an organ transplantation overseas will experience complications, including bacterial and viral infections, according to research published online today by ...

Surgery

Older donors may mean shorter queues to get a new liver

Imagine that you have just been told that you need a new liver. An operation may save your life. The waiting list is long, however, and it is uncertain when you will be able to get a transplant. This is reality for many thousands ...

Surgery

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery

Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. Studies have found that blood levels of melatonin, ...

Surgery

Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study ...