Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does the US discard too many transplantable kidneys?

Comparing transplant data between countries may help address the global organ shortage, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. The study ...

Diabetes

Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

There are about 100 trillion cells that make up the human body. A new megascience endeavor will catalog and image each of the 200 or more types of cells from the 80 known organs and identify the genes that are active in these ...

Surgery

Increase observed in hearts from drug-intoxicated donors

(HealthDay)—Heart transplants using drug-intoxicated donors have significantly increased, but their use does not seem to adversely impact post-transplant survival, according to a study recently published in the American ...

Medical economics

How Australia can fix the market for plasma and save millions

Australia's demand for plasma, a component of blood that transports nutrients, is rapidly outpacing domestic supply. This means enormous quantities of plasma must be imported from overseas, where donors are paid for donating.

Cancer

FDA warns against long-term azithromycin use for some

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant not to take azithromycin, as long-term use of the antibiotic has been ...

Surgery

Kidney transplant chains more effective in saving lives

New research from the UBC Sauder School of the Business has found that transplant societies which prioritize kidney transplant chains over kidney exchanges can increase the total number of transplants, thereby saving more ...

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