Cardiology

The challenge of organ transplant rejection

Acute rejection of a transplanted organ by the recipient's immune system remains one of the leading causes of pediatric heart transplant failure. While there have been vast improvements in the practice over time, significant ...

Oncology & Cancer

Stem cell transplant benefits older adults with MDS

(HealthDay)—Among older patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), survival rates are better for those undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), according to a study presented at the annual meeting ...

Surgery

Tailored education system to benefit kidney transplant patients

Patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease have to go to a dialysis center for hours at a time, several times a week for the rest of their lives. Patients on dialysis have strict dietary restrictions, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researcher seeks safer, more effective leukemia treatment

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steep decline in organ transplants amid COVID-19 outbreak

France and the United States, two countries hit hard by the novel coronavirus, have experienced a tremendous reduction in the number of organ donations and solid organ (kidney, liver, heart, and lung) transplant procedures ...

Surgery

New tool aids patients in selecting a transplant center

A new website developed by researchers at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) is making it easier for organ transplant candidates to choose which transplant center is right ...

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