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Doctors at Stanford Hospital perform rare 'domino' transplant

Stephen FellerSTANFORD, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- One woman received a heart-lung transplant, and her heart was then given to another woman, in an exceptionally rare surgery performed at Stanford Hospital.
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: THORACIC TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Abbas Ardehali Source Type: research
By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD Randomized control trials – RCTs – rose to prominence in the twentieth century as physicians and regulators sought to evaluate rigorously the performance of new medical therapies; by century’s end, RCTs had become, as medical historian Laura Bothwell has noted, “the gold standard of medical knowledge,” occupying the top position of the “methodologic heirarch[y].” The value of RCTs lies in the random, generally blinded, allocation of patients to treatment or control group, an approach that when properly executed minimizes confounders (based on the presumption t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD Randomized control trials – RCTs – rose to prominence in the twentieth century as physicians and regulators sought to evaluate rigorously the performance of new medical therapies; by century’s end, RCTs had become, as medical historian Laura Bothwell has noted, “the gold standard of medical knowledge,” occupying the top position of the “methodologic heirarch[y].” The value of RCTs lies in the random, generally blinded, allocation of patients to treatment or control group, an approach that when properly executed minimizes confounders (based on the presumption t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Pediatric Transplantation,Volume 22, Issue 4, June 2018.
Source: Pediatric Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
This article summarizes recent knowledge and clinical advances in machine perfusion (MP) of thoracic organs. MP of thoracic organs has gained much attention during the last decade. Clinical studies are investigating the role of MP to preserve, resuscitate, and assess heart and lungs prior to transplantation. Currently, MP of the cardiac allograft is essential in all type DCD heart transplantation while MP of the pulmonary allograft is mandatory in uncontrolled DCD lung transplantation. MP of thoracic organs also offers an exciting platform to further investigate downregulation of the innate and adaptive immunity prior to r...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
Abstract Human BK polyomavirus (BKV) infection is poorly documented in heart and lung transplant patients. BK viruria and viremia have been estimated to affect 19% and 5% of heart transplant recipients, respectively. Data are limited, especially for lung transplantation, but the proportion of patients progressing from BK viruria to viremia or BKV-related nephropathy (BKVN) appears lower than in kidney transplantation. Nevertheless, a number of cases of BKVN have been reported in heart and lung transplant patients, typically with late diagnosis and generally poor outcomes. Risk factors for BKV infection or BKVN in ...
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
Conditions:   Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA);   Hypo-Plastic Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Intervention:   Procedure: haplo-identical transplantation Sponsor:   National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
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