Dallas transplant company was losing money, but fixed its business model

If you have a bad business model, you have a bad business model. It doesn ’t matter whether you’re selling cars, lemonade or legal services, or recovering hearts, kidneys, livers and lungs for transplant. That was the situation Patti Niles found herself in when she started her role as president and CEO at Dallas-based Southwest Transplant Alliance almost four years a go. The more organs the alliance recovered, the more money it lost. Niles set out to stop the financial bleeding and to dramatically…
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This study was initiated in November 2017 and is expected to last for 2 years. To be eligible for the study, donors must be more than 20  years of age and must not be receiving permanent pain therapy. Only donors with a single artery and vein in the graft are being enrolled in this trial. Donors with infections or scars in the periumbilical or hypogastric area, bleeding disorders, chronic use of immunosuppressive agents, or active i nfection will be excluded. Donors will be randomly allocated to either a control arm (periumbilical incision) or an intervention arm (Pfannenstiel incision). The sample size was calculated...
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Publication date: July 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &Endocrinology, Volume 6, Issue 7Author(s): Sandrine Lablanche, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Laurence Kessler, Anne Wojtusciszyn, Sophie Borot, Charles Thivolet, Sophie Girerd, Domenico Bosco, Jean-Luc Bosson, Cyrille Colin, Rachel Tetaz, Sophie Logerot, Julie Kerr-Conte, Eric Renard, Alfred Penfornis, Emmanuel Morelon, Fanny Buron, Kristina Skaare, Gwen Grguric, Coralie Camillo-BraultSummaryBackgroundIslet transplantation is indicated for patients with type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycaemia or after kidney transplantation. We did a randomised trial to assess the ...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTA-TMA can occur in the absence of peripheral blood schistocytes. Our experience underscores the importance of considering the diagnosis of intestinal TA-TMA in patients with refractory post-transplant diarrhea and GI bleeding, even if all classic features are not present.
Source: Experimental Hematology and Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A patient who had previously undergone a gastrectomy due to gastric ulcer perforation was admitted to our hospital. He presented with epigastric pain, poor oral intake accompanied with gastrointestinal bleeding, and was diagnosed with gastric stump cancer. He had a history of renal transplantation and was administered immunosuppressive agents. To alleviate the obstructive symptom and cure the gastrointestinal bleeding, the patient underwent surgical resection of the malignant tumor, with stable kidney function during the perioperative period.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2018 Source:The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Author(s): Sandrine Lablanche, Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Laurence Kessler, Anne Wojtusciszyn, Sophie Borot, Charles Thivolet, Sophie Girerd, Domenico Bosco, Jean-Luc Bosson, Cyrille Colin, Rachel Tetaz, Sophie Logerot, Julie Kerr-Conte, Eric Renard, Alfred Penfornis, Emmanuel Morelon, Fanny Buron, Kristina Skaare, Gwen Grguric, Coralie Camillo-Brault, Harald Egelhofer, Kanza Benomar, Lionel Badet, Thierry Berney, François Pattou, Pierre-Yves Benhamou Background Islet transplantation is indicated for patients with type 1 d...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions Kidney transplant biopsies were safe, performed adequately by trainee nephrologists and were often associated with a change in drug management.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS We conclude that, despite the high risk, pancreas transplantation in a patient with HIT can be safely done while on NOAC therapy, but an access to idarucizumab should be assured. PMID: 29622761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
Abstract Direct oral anticoagulants, which include the factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban, have some advantages over vitamin K antagonists in regard to stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, no antidotes to reverse the effect of oral anticoagulants are commercially available, which can complicate treating patients in whom reversal is urgent. We faced this challenge in a kidney transplant candidate, a 65-year-old man with end-stage renal disease who had been taking rivaroxaban for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. When a deceased-donor kidney became available, we needed to rapidly reduce the pa...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Tex Heart Inst J Source Type: research
We describe a rare case of gastric mucormycosis in a patient with a combined liver-kidney transplant affected by glycogen storage disease type Ia.A 42-year-old female patient presented with gastric pain and melena 26 days after transplantation. Evaluation with upper endoscopy showed two bleeding gastric ulcers.
Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
​BY NOURA MAHDI; DARRON LEWIS; JEREMY OSBORNE; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 73-year-old man was brought to the emergency department from his nursing home for rectal bleeding and anemia. The patient mentioned he had had episodes of bright red rectal bleeding and constipation for a few months. A colonoscopy had been done prior to the visit, which revealed a large intestine tumor and biopsy confirming adenocarcinoma. He was awaiting an appointment with his surgeon.The patient reported bloody rectal leakage, and a CBC done at the nursing home showed a hemoglobin level of 7.2. He also complained of dyspnea but denied any other s...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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