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World's first child hand transplant a 'success'

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant is now able to write, feed and dress himself, doctors said Tuesday, declaring the ground-breaking operation a success after 18 months.

Jul 19, 2017
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Kidney graft success—does age and sex matter?

The success of kidney transplant is dependent on the age and sex of both the donor and the recipient, according to research published today in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study, which was a collaboration ...

Jun 08, 2017
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New strategies for donor kidney preservation

New treatment strategies over the last few decades have meant that nowadays 95 percent of transplanted kidneys function well for at least one year and that the average lifespan of a transplanted organ is between 10 and 15 ...

May 29, 2017
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